Follow the Tricept path to lower Co2 emissions, successfully following the Tricept path will save money on your heating bills, so lets get started!
Step 1 – Why You Should Consider The Importance of Energy Saving UPVC Windows
You may think a window is a window, no need to complicate matters and the reasons for having windows in your house are simple:
1) Daylight intake
2) Visual contact with the outside world
3) Rapid ventilation
4) Escape in the event of fire
All of the above are true however since the publication of the Governments Building Regulations Part ‘L’ (2006) it is a legal requirement to ensure the windows fitted in your house help to conserve fuel and power and cut down on CO2 emissions. This is achieved by fitting Energy Saving UPVC Windows.
With carbon emissions high on the global agenda and the cost of fuel rising, we are all looking for ways to make our homes more energy efficient. Numerous household items are now manufactured and installed to these energy requirements and clearly fitting the correct windows is one of the most essential energy saving choices you will make for your home.
Window heat loss can account for up to 30% of the total heat loss from your house, so having Energy Saving UPVC Windows can dramtically reduce your fule bills.
Step 2 – Understand How Energy Saving UPVC Windows Work
Window manufacturers supply the British Fenestration Rating Council with accurate drawings of the window sections along with details of the type of glass sealed units used.
Computerised simulation tests are then carried out that will assess:
1) Solar Heat Gain
2) Thermal Losses
3) Air Losses.
Based on these results all windows are then certified from an ‘A’ Rating to ‘G’ Rating (’A’ being the best possible energy saving performance window).
Modern glass technology offers a range of glass types that together with new warm edged spacer bars and argon gas cavity infill, help achieve lower U-values and provide a far more energy efficient window. Therefore replacement windows are now energy rated which will keep your heating bills down and help reduce harmful CO2 emissions.
Step 3 – Why Choose Tricept?
Taking advantage of the latest glass and thermal insert technology, Tricept windows were submitted for testing and comfortably achieved ‘C’, ‘B’ and the industry maximum ‘A’ Rated certification. Far higher than many competitors and easily surpassing required building regulations.
The BFRC confirm that Tricept Energy Windows are 67% more efficient than conventional double glazed PVC-u windows.
Step 4 – Ask To See The Proof
A PVCu window can only be tested and given a genuine certified rating based on the complete make up of the window. The test must include the type of glass sealed unit used within the frame given that different units will produce different results. All Tricept PVC-u windows and sealed units are manufactured and assembled in-house, this guarantees that the standard for the energy rating you have requested has been met.
Step 5 – Consider Your Suppliers
As manufacturers of an energy efficient product Tricept fully recognise our environmental responsibilities and remain fully committed and vigilant of our duties regarding wastage, recycling and energy efficiency. Indeed Tricept is the first PVC-u manufacturer to be awarded the British Standards BS14001, a certification in recognition of our environmental management systems.
Step 6 – The Benefits To You and Your Home
The average UK home will enjoy annual savings on energy bills when fitted with Tricept Energy Efficient Windows, homes fitted with Tricept windows can expect £461 Energy Savings per household per year. (British Fenestration Rating Council Estimate)
Step 7 – The Benefits To You and Your Environment
The average UK home will help reduce the negative impact on our environment when fitted with Tricept Energy Efficient Windows:
1.55 Tonnes CO2 Emissions Saving per household per year.
(Glass & Glazing Federation Estimate)
0.42 Tonnes Carbon Saving per household per year.
(Glass & Glazing Federation Estimate)