The EU energy label was introduced in 1995 and aims to show consumers the energy efficiency of the product they are purchasing. The grading system works on an A – G scale and is applied to white goods which include washing machines and fridges etc.
Windows have also adopted an energy labelling system for comparison purposes. The consumer can compare the energy efficiency rating on different windows. Prior to the WER, the glass sealed unit had an insulation value or ‘U value’ which did not include the window frame. The energy ratings now applied to windows include both the frame and glass.
Introduced in October 2010, all replacement windows must have a minimum C energy rating under the revised building regulations.
South Coast Windows offer A rated windows as standard.