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Energy Efficiency

 Save money on utility bills!!!

As we are all aware energy prices keep rising and they never look like there going to stop. Simco can help with them bills by having windows that contain more heat within your home, which will save on energy bills. Windows are the biggest loss of heat in a home typically losing 25% of your homes heat, so don't ignore it.

Simco are in the process of registering with BFRC which is a Scheme in 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.

Window Energy Ratings use a consumer-friendly traffic-light style A-E 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.

Each window rated by the BFRC has a unique label. This label will display the following information:

1. The rating level – A, B, C, etc…
2. The energy rating eg. -3kWh/(m²·K) in this example the product will lose 3 kilowatt hours per square metre per year.
3. The window U value eg. 1.4W/(m²·K)
4. The effective heat loss due to air penetration as L
eg. 0.01 W/(m²·K)

Save money on utility bills!!!

As we are all aware energy prices keep rising and they never look like there going to stop. Simco can help with them bills by having windows that contain more heat within your home, which will save on energy bills. Windows are the biggest loss of heat in a home typically losing 25% of your homes heat, so don't ignore it.

Simco are in the process of registering with BFRC which is a Scheme in 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.

Window Energy Ratings use a consumer-friendly traffic-light style A-E 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.


5. The solar heat gain eg. g=0.43

 

The benefits of energy-efficient windows

  • Smaller energy bills: replacing all single-glazed windows with B-rated double glazing could save you around £165 per year on your energy bills.
  • A smaller carbon footprint: by using less fuel, you’ll generate less of the carbon dioxide that leads to global warming - typically, 680kg a year.
  • A more comfortable home: energy-efficient glazing reduces heat loss through windows and means fewer draughts and cold spots.
  • Peace and quiet: as well as keeping the heat in, energy efficient-windows insulate your home against outside noise.
  • Reduced condensation: energy-efficient glazing reduces condensation build-up on the inside of windows.

The costs and savings for energy-efficient glazing will be different for each home and each window, depending on the size, material and installer. Double glazing should last for 20 years or more.

 

How energy-efficient glazing works Save money on utility bills!!!

Double-glazed windows have two sheets of glass with a gap between them, usually about 16mm, to create an insulating barrier that keeps heat in. This is filled with argon gas. The glass that is used is K glass (sometimes known as low-e) which reflects heat back into your home. The spacer bar between the glass is a warm edge spacer bar which contains very little metal, which means that cold cannot penetrate through the bar as easily. All these contribute to making an 'A' rated window.