Statistically speaking January and February are the coldest months of the year in the UK, with temperatures, historically, reaching their lowest point between February 13th and February 20th.
When it comes to keeping warm many of us will resort straight to cranking up the heat, which means increased energy consumption and higher fuel bills.
Thankfully, there are other ways to keep your home warmer and more comfortable throughout the winter months.
According to The Energy Saving Trust as much as 20 percent of a home’s heat is lost through its windows and doors. This means that by investing in energy-saving home improvements, you can immediately start reducing your energy consumption and in turn, your fuel bills.
The British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) has developed a window-specific rating system that’s designed to show how effective a new double glazed window will be at insulating your home. This is a similar system to that used on home appliances like fridges and freezers.
The BFRC rating goes from A++ (the most efficient) to G (the least efficient). At Stormclad all our windows are A+ rated. This means our windows are amongst the most energy efficient available. You can also opt for efficient materials, such as uPVC, aluminium, composite and wood.
We have also spent years developing cutting-edge features that further improve the efficiency of the windows. These include:
- Filling the space between the two glass panes with argon gas. This results in a 34 percent lower thermal conductivity to air.
- Using a non-conductive polymer plastic to produce the spacers that keep the panes of glass apart. This completely eliminates heat transfer.
- Adding a metallic coating to the glass that reflects heat back into the room whilst allowing heat and light from the sun to pass through.
Harsh winter weather and the price of energy are outside of our control. However A+ Rated windows will be an investment that not only reduces your fuel bills but ensures your home is warmer, cosier and quieter.