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Eurosash, this authentic sash window retains the charm of a past era. The design of the window is truly amazing in its appearance and performance. Those who see it are sure to be impressed by its style. Read on...

What are Energy Efficient Windows and what are the benefits of buying energy rated products?
Windows that carry the certified BFRC Window Energy Ratings label are energy efficient windows. Our energy rated eurosash windows help to contain and conserve heat within your home and also reduce your ‘carbon footprint’ by keeping out wind and rain and yet allowing natural ‘free’ energy to heat your home. With carbon emissions high on the global agenda and the current high cost of fuel, we are all looking for ways to make our homes more energy efficient.

How much money (and carbon) can I save?
You can save money on your energy bills and help to reduce emissions by installing energy efficient eurosash windows. The GGF (Glass & Glazing Federation) have developed an ‘Energy Saving Calculator’, it is a simple tool that allows homeowners to find out how much they can save on their energy bills and by how much they can reduce their carbon footprint through the installation of energy efficient windows.

    The typical savings on an average house of 20 windows are
  • £185* per year
  • 0.79* tonnes of CO2 per year
  • 0.22* tonnes of carbon per year
*These figures are taken from the GGF carbon calculator and show the savings achieved by upgrading your standard non-rated PVC double glazed windows to ‘A’ rated PVC double glazed windows.

How do I know if the windows I am buying are energy efficient?
The BFRC ratings scheme is the UK’s national system for rating the energy efficiency of windows and is recognised within the building regulations as a method to show compliance for your window installation. Its rating scheme for energy efficient windows is a system that uses EU authorised energy labels, (specifically produced for windows) that are similar to the energy labels seen on most household appliances.

With eurosash your choice is as easy as A, B, C

Coloured B-9 energy rating label...
Coloured B-9 energy rating label...
Coloured C-15 energy rating label...

Look for the BFRC traffic-light style A-G ratings label and ask your window installer about their BFRC energy rated products. If their windows carry a certified BFRC label then they are energy efficient. BFRC labels can be verified by checking the company details on the BFRC website:-


The ratings label can be used by you to make more informed choices about the energy efficiency of the windows you are looking to purchase.

What does the BFRC ratings label tell you?

The label will tell you how energy efficient your new windows are, all windows are rated from ‘A’ to ‘G’ with ‘A’ being the most energy efficient.
    Each window rated by the BFRC has a unique label which will display the following information:
  • The rating level – A, B, C, etc...
  • The energy index (kWh/m²/year) in this example the window will lose 0 kilowatt hours per square metre per year.
  • The overall window U-Value i.e.- 1.4W/m².K
  • The solar factor (solar heat gain) i.e.- 0.45
  • The effective heat loss due to air leakage (draughts) i.e. - 0.01 W/m².K

Simply put, this will determine how well a window will perform the functions of helping you contain and conserve heat within your home, keep out the wind and rain yet allowing natural “free” energy (the warmth of the sun) to heat the home, resist condensation and contribute to improved sound insulation.



Where can I find out more information?
There are a wide range of organisations that can provide further information on energy saving and reducing carbon emissions.

The BFRC website will tell you all you need to know about energy efficient windows and why you should be investing in them.

www.bfrc.org or - http://www.bfrc.org/Consumer/faqs.aspx

The Glass and Glazing Federation is the trade association for the glazing, window & conservatory industry.


The Carbon Trust, an independent company set up by Government to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy.


The National Home Improvement Council provides ideas and advice on the range of improvement and maintenance

activities that you could consider for your home.


Whatyoucando.co.uk raises awareness about climate change and the simple actions we can take to reduce our carbon footprint.


Carbonfootprint.com, helping you save costs and reduce emissions.


Alternatively, ask your window installer, as they will have detailed information about the energy efficiency of the
sash PVC-U Vertical Sliding Sash Window.

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