How to Improve The Energy Efficiency of Your Home
When it comes to improving the energy efficiency of your home, making even the most simple changes can make a world of difference to both your utility bills and of course, your carbon footprint – but, when it comes to making those necessary changes, deciding where to start can be overwhelming, to say the least.
With bills at an all-time high here in the UK, there’s never been a better time to get to grips with your home’s energy efficiency ratings and set about improving it. So how does one improve the energy efficiency of their home? The answer lies in replacing your windows.
Energy efficient windows
If you have single-glazed windows, there is a good chance you’ll be experiencing draughts, condensation and even mould. Replacing your windows with modern double-glazing or even triple-glazing will properly insulate your home by keeping the heat in – and the cold out.
Between the cost of living crisis, rising energy bills and the chillier months encroaching, there’s never been a better time to update your windows. Installing new windows can make a considerable difference to your energy consumption which in turn, will bring down your utility bills. Your windows also play a crucial role in ensuring your home is warm, dry and comfortable.
When looking for new windows, it’s important to keep an eye out for the energy efficiency rating. In the UK, this is most often represented by the WER scale.
So what is the WER scale? And what is an energy efficiency rating anyway?
What is an energy efficiency rating?
As the name suggests, the energy efficiency rating of a window, door or other uPVC or aluminium product such as a conservatory measures how well that product retains heat. In the UK, our energy efficiency rating system for windows is run by the British Fenestration Rating Council, also known as the BFRC, and is called the WER scale, or Window Energy Rating. Ratings start at E, which is the lowest, and go up to A++, which is the highest rating a window can obtain. UK building regulations stipulate all new windows available on the market be at least C-rated.
It’s vital to search for the energy efficiency rating when buying new windows. The energy efficiency rating of your windows will let you know how well they will perform throughout the year. You’ll also be able to anticipate how much money you can save on utility bills. This is especially important in the face of rising energy costs here in the UK.
At Majestic Designs, our windows are engineered with an A+14 rating as a standard, which is one of the highest possible ratings a window can receive on the WER scale. As a result, our range of windows can dramatically improve the energy efficiency and thermal retention rating of your home.
Improve the energy efficiency of your home at Majestic Designs
There are a number of ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your home. However, at the end of the day, replacing your windows is going to make the biggest difference. The average home loses most of its heat through its windows. As a result, your windows should be the first place you look if you’re hoping to avoid high utility bills this winter.
For more than 20 years, the team at Majestic Designs have been designing, engineering and installing modern, energy-efficient windows in our state-of-the-art factories right here in Somerset. Our range of uPVC and aluminium windows, doors and conservatories are manufactured with energy efficiency in mind and fitted by our fully employed team of FENSA-accredited and MTC-registered lead installers. Our bespoke windows come manufactured to the highest standard with an A+14 rating and are engineered with innovative internal beading, weatherproof seals and other energy efficiency features designed to boost the thermal retention of your home and keep you warm this winter.
If you would like any more information about energy efficiency or would like to book your at-home consultation, contact the team at Majestic Designs today.