What does A-Rated mean?
Properties lose heat through their windows, but energy-efficient, A-Rated windows from St Helens Glass can keep your home warmer, quieter and help reduce your energy bills.
Window Energy Ratings use a consumer-friendly traffic-light style (A-G) ratings guide similar to that used on ‘white’ goods (such as fridges, freezers, washing machines etc). This ratings label can be used by you to make more informed choices about the energy efficiency of the windows you are looking to purchase.
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. A typical rating ‘sticker’ is shown below.
What is an Energy Efficient Window?
The latest energy efficient glass is called ‘low emissivity’. This glass contains an invisible metal coating on one of the two sheets of glass that make the window. This makes the glass reflective, keeping heat in and the home warmer in the winter and reflecting heat back in the summer, making the home cooler. Source: bfrc.org
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The cost of heating your home, particularly during the colder winter months, makes up about 60% of energy bills. However, you can keep heating costs down by making smart heating choices, such as installing an A-Rated boiler in your home.
According to the Energy Saving Trust, if everyone in the UK with gas or oil central heating installed a high-efficiency condensing boiler with full sets of heating controls, we would save enough energy to heat nearly 1.9 million homes for a whole year, and save around 6.7 million tonnes of CO2. Source: Which?