New Laws Make It Easier To See How Warm New Windows Will Keep The Family
Released on: April 21, 2011, 3:43 pm
Author: Local Quoter
Anyone looking to buy energy-efficient double glazed windows can now quickly and easily compare the ability of different
windows to keep in the heat in their homes, by checking the window’s
‘U’ ratings are used in all kinds of building components. They measure how effective
that component, for example a window or roof, is at retaining heat.
The new law stipulates that all replacement UPVC double glazing windows must now meet three minimum standards for energy efficiency. The factors
which govern this are the efficiency of the glass in the window itself, and that of
the sealed units which encase them.
The rule to remember is that the lower the ‘U’ rating, the more efficient the
window, and therefore the lower the heat loss.
In many cases, having a double-glazed window containing glass with a low ‘U’ rating
installed will be at least as good as opting for a window fitted with triple glazing – but of course, the window units will be no heavier than those with standard double
“Looking out for the ‘U’ ratings when setting out to buy energy-saving windows is
something that everyone should try to do,” said Les Yates of home improvement
comparison website Local Quoter. “When anyone is looking to buy energy-efficient windows, it will be one of the key
ways of distinguishing between the various window types available.
“It will always be best to choose windows with a lower ‘U’ rating, because they will
be proven to be among the best when it comes to keeping the house warm in cold
“As we at Local Quoter only work with
reputable and knowledgeable window installers, they will be able to explain the ins
and outs of ‘U’ ratings to you. So not only will they use the best quality products
available, they will also be able to help you make long-term savings on your energy
So if you’re serious about saving money on your energy bills, and doing your bit to
save the planet at the same time, let LocalQuoter.com put you in touch with the
best-qualified people in your area, as recommended by people just like you.
About Local Quoter
Local Quoter was set up in 2008 and has established itself as an expert in the home
improvement price comparison market online. The company offers a quick and easy
service to customers looking for the best price or cheapest service in their local
For further information contact: Les Yates
Tel: 01204 488 919 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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