Each UK household creates six tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, which is almost double the carbon dioxide emission of an average car in a year. We can save around two tones of CO2 a year and make our environment greener by making our home energy efficient. The most convenient way of increasing the energy efficiency of home is by installing UPVC windows.
The UPVC windows need to meet the thermal efficiency standards of building regulations. The UPVC windows energy efficiency has been tried to increase to make them more usable and energy saving product.
You can get the ‘U’ value complaint for the windows by combining the energy efficiency of window framing and glazing. You can also buy A or B grade energy rated windows to get more energy efficient windows in your home and get good thermal performance in every area. One can get the minimum Window Energy Rating of ‘C’ to get the Document ‘L’ of the building regulations while installing or replacing the windows in the home or the conservatory.
The windows with decorative glass or obscured glazing get special dispensation by the regulating authority, and typically rated in B window energy rating rather than A. The windows with more than 50% of glazed area need to meet the minimum U value of energy rating.
You can get the window energy rating by the removing steel content from outer frame and integral sections of the windows. However, steel is important for the durability and locking system efficiency of the UPVC windows. You can also specify window glazing to achieve the standard of window energy ratings.
The energy efficient windows not only make your environment friendly but also save your money by reducing energy bills. The reduction in emission of CO2 and energy bills makes both the government and the homeowner happy.