Window Energy Rating

Explaining the Windows Energy Rating (WER)

Window Energy Ratings (WER), as the name suggests, indicate the energy efficiency of your windows. The system is based on an A-G scale, with A-rated windows being the most efficient, and G the least efficient. New and replacement windows must now be at least C-rated to comply with Building Regulations, it can be quite pricey to get windows that are efficient yet cheap especially for charities. Earlier this year we saw that Help to Buy Windows provided a grant of free windows & doors for a hospital caring for parents. so it is these three ratings that you will need to distinguish between in the buying process. WERs are easy to understand, with a rainbow label being used to indicate a window’s Rating. The scheme is much like that used on white goods, household appliances and light bulbs.

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Windows Being cleaned

Tips to help maintain your windows

When cleaning your home do you always check the maintenance of your windows too? Many people overlook this aspect of their home when it comes to cleaning and this can cause real problems. Windows that are not looked after correctly can make your house look run down as well as ruining your view of the outside world and reducing the level of natural light coming in. It can also be important to maintain your widows for security purposes as a strong functioning window will help to deter would-be criminals. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your windows this summer.

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