As part of Evesham Home Improvements ongoing policy to offer the latest energy efficient products we are pleased to have been awarded 'BFRC' energy rating on all of our windows that we manufacture.
What exactly is the BFRC?
BFRC (British Fenestration Rating Council) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the glazing industry's trade association, the Glass and Glazing Federation. Its rating scheme for Energy Efficient Windows is a voluntary scheme that uses energy labels seen on most household appliances.
It set extremely stringent standards for windows to be rated.
The BFRC scheme is the UK's national system for rating the energy efficiency of windows and is recognised within the Building Regulations as a method to show compliance for your replacement windows installation. For more information on this, visit the website at www.bfrc.org.
Why should I buy Energy Efficient Windows?
With carbon emissions high on the global agenda and the current high cost of fuel, we are all looking for ways to make our homes more energy efficient.
If your home is single glazed or your double glazing was installed prior to April 2002, then you could be losing more heat than necessary and therefore money, literally out the window. However, by switching to Energy Efficient Windows you can save energy and considerably reduce your household bills.
How can I tell if the windows I am going to buy are energy rated?
Look for the BFRC Label, each window rated by the BFRC has a unique label. Check that the label has the suppliers name on it and their registration number, if it doesn't, they do not hold a BFRC license.
This label will display the following information:
The rating level - A+, A, B, C etc
The energy rating, eg. -3kWh/(m2.K) in this example the product will lose 3 kilowatt hours per square meter per year.
The window U value, eg. 1.4W/(m2.K)
The effective heat loss due to air penetration as L, eg. 0.01W/(m2.K)
The solar heat gain, eg. g=0.43
Simply put, this will determine how well a product will perform the functions of:
Helping you contain and conserve heat within your building in the winter, keep out the wind, resist condensation and contribute to improved sound insulation.
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