Using UPVC Windows to help with home energy efficiency
An energy efficiency bill was put before parliament which aims to make homes in Britain less reliant on fossil fuels.
The idea is also to find something that rewards those homes that make sufficient steps to improve energy efficiency, as the UK needs to reduce current carbon emission levels by 20% to meet government targets.
At the moment there are too many homes wasting energy due to the fact that they have old windows installed which are unable to prevent energy leaving the home and damaging the environment.
However, you may be wondering what you can specifically do to improve energy efficiency at your property?
Well, the first thing you should do is replace any old windows or doors you may have and get UPVC windows and UPVC doors fitted instead.
UPVC is a much better insulator of heat than timber is.
It also guarantees that you will have a good looking home for at least the next 20 years as very little maintenance is needed to ensure that they continually look good and sparkle.
All modern windows are rated alphabetically, with an ‘A’ rated window being the most energy efficient as they will let virtually no hot air pass through them. This also means on those occasions when the temperature drops, the windows will ensure that the cold is kept out from your living space, just as it would with UPVC conservatories.
There are many different window designs available on the market with casement, tilt and turn, Georgian and white grain windows all offering different ventilation options and aesthetic beauty.
Whichever you choose you will be contributing towards making the UK a greener place to live and setting an example to other homes in your neighbourhood.
It can also help us set a benchmark for our European cousins, making the UK a leading contributor to lower carbon footprint.