Energy Efficient A+ Windows

Energy Efficient A+ Windows


Reduce your carbon footprint and heating bills with our energy-efficient windows that are available in A+ and A ratings. We’re always at the front position of technology and recent advances mean our energy-saving windows are more effective than ever. Each window is tested and rated, so you know exactly how effective it is such as keeping out the cold, retaining heat and saving you money.

Energy efficiency and reducing your carbon footprint is important to many Lifestyle customers. To help you compare the effectiveness of each of our energy efficient windows, we use the energy ratings system developed by the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC), which is the UK’s nationally recognised scheme for measuring window energy efficiency. The BFRC scheme is used in Building Regulations to show compliance for window replacements; to comply, every window must achieve a C rating or above.

Each window is assessed to measure how well it prevents heat loss, keeps draughts out and how well it absorbs natural free energy from the sun. This combination of factors gives an overall energy rating, ranging from A+ to G, with A+ being the highest rating.

Our uPVC windows achieve an A rating as standard – this means that they gain more of the suns free energy than what they lose through thermal transmittance. A+ and A ratings are also possible on our uPVC windows. Our A+ double glazed option makes the most of the solar energy. Our triple glazed options, available up to an A+ rating, are better at reducing heat loss. By installing Lifestyles windows, you’ll be confident your home will be as warm as possible as well as saving you money.

All our uPVC double glazing windows achieve an A rating as standard. The higher the rating, the more energy your windows save, which not only makes your home warmer, but helps to keep your heating bills lower. They’re environmental benefits, too. By consuming less energy to heat your home, you’ll also be reducing your CO2 emissions.

Switching from single glazing to our A rated energy saving double glazed windows, will save money and significantly reduce heat loss. Even replacing older double glazed windows to our modern A rated double glazed windows will still make a huge difference. For all round energy performance as well as other benefits, such as better soundproofing and security, you can choose triple glazed windows, which also can achieve up to an A+ rating.

Our A rated windows are available in a number of styles and for even greater energy efficiency, you can upgrade to A+ glass in some styles or opt for triple glazing, which is particularly beneficial for hard to heat rooms.

The windows you select for your home can help make a difference to the warmth and security of your living areas.

When energy efficient windows are installed correctly, they can reduce heat loss from the living spaces in your home. Windows with superior thermal performance can even save you money in the long term, as a reduced dependence on fuel to heat or cool your home translates to savings on your energy bill.

However, windows that provide a poor level of energy efficiency can be a major source of heat loss, resulting in a higher spend on energy.

To find out how energy efficient a window product is, look for the Window Energy Rating label.

Window Energy Rating labels

Colourful Window Energy Rating labels provide an easy way to see how different window products compare when it comes to their energy efficiency.

The ratings labels have a similar ‘rainbow’ design as energy labels used on home appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines.

There are several energy rating schemes for windows, the most widespread being those operated by the British Fenestration Rating Council (above left), the British Standards Institute (above centre) and CERTASS (above right). Each, however, works in the same way.

Letter ratings are given to window products based on the energy performance of the whole window, including the frame material, frame design, glass type and other components. An A+ rated window is more energy efficient than a C rated window.

The letter rating is calculated using a formula that takes into account the window product’s overall thermal efficiency, air leakage and solar gain (how much heat from the sun passes through the window).

Overall you want to have the best energy rating for your windows to achieve the full effects of energy efficient windows. So when purchasing some new windows, you know what to look for and you also understand the benefits of having A+ ratings.

If you are interested in viewing some of our beautiful windows, feel free to take a look on our stylish website.