A shocking amount of global energy usage comes from our buildings, commercial and residential alike, which is costly for our wallets as well as our environment, especially with the rising energy prices. By aiming for increased energy efficiency, we reduce the energy consumed by your home, without sacrificing thermal comfort. It’s no good cutting off the energy your home uses if it means you freeze through the winter, just as it would be ridiculous for you to fork out expensive sums to keep your home comfortable when you could be doing so for considerably less.
There are a number of things that can affect the energy efficiency of your home. The first you may think of is probably the insulation that keeps the temperature of your home stable and prevents you from running a heater enough to warm all of England. Whatever you use to heat or cool your home may also have more efficient alternatives. Even the electronics and appliances you use, from your television to your toaster, deserve more than a cursory glance to ensure you aren’t paying more into them than they put out.
As far as the fundamental structure of your home goes, the windows and doors can have an incredible impact on how well insulated the building is. The single-pane windows of yesteryear are notorious for leaking all of the precious heat from your home and creating a damp, chilly environment where there should be a warm and cozy one for you and your family to enjoy. Double-paned windows were an improvement on this, yet the modern triple-paned windows we offer are the preferred standard to stabilise the temperature of your house.
Old doors can also be a source of unwanted heat exchange between your home and outside. Materials such as fibreglass can provide better performance than doors that are outdated or in need of replacing. Modern materials are durable and will have a longer lifespan that requires less maintenance than their bygone predecessors.
When looking for energy-efficient options for your home, look for proof of BRFC rating and approval for appliances, features, and installers. The BFRC (British Fenestration Rating Council) is the most trusted energy rating council in the UK and the only guarantee of quality and performance.
There are many ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home that require a gruelling amount of work, but worrying about your windows and doors isn’t one of them. Upgrading to the energy-efficient standard will free you to think about other things and save you no small sum in the future. The more energy-efficient your home is, the lower your energy bills will be and the less of your own energy you’ll have to spend worrying about it, meaning that truly every season can be warm and bright.