Energy rated windows as standard
Recent developments in the double glazing industry now means doubled glazed windows can be rated the same way as white goods. This simple scheme controlled by the BFRC (British Fenestration Rating Council) allows windows that have been put through a rigorous testing process to display a rating from A-G with an A rating being the best.
- The main benefits of installing energy rated windows are:
- Up to 70% reduction in condensation.
- Up to 94% reduction in heat loss which saves you money on your heating bills.
- Reduces the outside noise by up to 2 DB.
- In all our installations we use PLANITHERM or PILKINGTON glass.
- There is a wide choice of patterned textured and etched glass to cater for all tastes.
- We also install triple glazing with a centre pane U-Value (Ug) 0.6 W/(m²·K)
PLANITHERM is a new generation of energy saving window glass and the most energy efficient available. Its advanced coating technology reflects radiated heat back into the room, rather than allowing it to escape through the windows. At the same time, PLANITHERM allows free heat and light from the sun to pass through the glass.
The result? – Lighter, brighter, warmer and more energy efficient homes thanks to the advanced thermal insulation of PLANITHERM which is 3 times more efficient than single glazed units and at least 25% more efficient than most currently installed double glazing.
How Much Money Can I Save?
The British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) which runs the Window Energy rating Scheme (WERs) states on its website that, you could save up to £461 per year by switching from pre April 2002 single or double glazing to Energy Efficient Windows.
Choose ‘A’ rated windows to save the greatest on your energy bills, and help decrease your carbon footprint…
As Somerglaze Windows Ltd is a FENSA registered company we have a code of practice and guidelines that we have to follow so we install toughened safety glass in all the necessary places with all doors as standard.
There is a wide choice of patterned textured glass to cater for all tastes.