Environmental Info

Being Environmental can have benefits for your home!

Energy saving is incredibly important and so is keeping your fuel bills down. We are continually looking for ways to make our homes energy efficient and one way is to choose new uPVC windows, doors and conservatories. Not only will they help to keep your home warmer, they will reduce your energy loss.

The British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) introduced the Window Energy Rating (WER) labelling scheme to assist consumers to make an informed decision regarding the energy performance of a window. The label gives a rating based on the performance of the whole window (frame and glass) and therefore allows the customer to compare one window from another.

The A rating is the most efficient rating and G is the least energy efficient. Not only can it save an enormous amount of money on energy bills, (which today seems to be the most expensive payout for many homeowners), as well as contributing to saving the environment. Every time you listen to the television or radio, or read a newspaper it is reported that energy prices are going to keep rising, so reducing your energy usage is more important than ever. Choose windows, doors and conservatories that not only save you money but also reduce your carbon footprint.

10 top tips to saving energy and money!

  1. Turn your thermostat down by 1'C … this could save you up to 10% on your heating bill.
  2. Check your boiler thermostat – set it to 60'C and no higher.
  3. Turn off lights in empty rooms.
  4. Don’t leave electrical appliances on standby.
  5. Fit energy rated windows, doors and conservatories.
  6. Only boil the water your need in the kettle.
  7. Use energy saving bulbs.
  8. For half empty dishwashers and washing machines use the economy or half load programmes.
  9. A dripping hot water tap wastes energy and in one week wastes enough hot water to fill half a bath. Fix leaking taps and turn them fully off.
  10. Finally…. do a home energy check….

Visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk for full details.

By making these small changes you could save yourself around £300 per year! So let’s ensure we protect the environment for the generations to come.