A Rated Windows Explained

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A Rated Windows Explained

A Rated Windows are windows that have achieved an energy efficiency rating of A from the Window Energy Rating  (WER).

These windows provide enhanced insulation, improved airtightness and better performance compared to other traditional windows.

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The A-rated window help reduces energy costs and achieves a higher EPC rating.  

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Using a vacuum as an insulating component, this insulated glazing unit boasts a superb thermal efficiency of 0.48 – 0.7 U-Value, depending on which glazing brand you choose, LandVac or FINEO glass.

By reglazing single glazing in your windows, windows are estimated to achieve “A” efficiency. 

What is U-value for A + windows? 

U-value for windows is the measure of heat transfer through a window and is used to measure the thermal performance of windows and doors.

A Rated Windows typically have a U-value that falls between 0.8 – 1.1 W/m2K, meaning they offer excellent energy efficiency, as well as being more environmentally friendly.

What distinguishes an A from an A+?

A is considered to be the most energy-efficient windows, providing improved insulation and airtightness performance compared to other windows.

A+ Rated Windows, on the other hand, provide even better levels of energy efficiency than A-rated windows, as they have a lower U-value which is typically between 0.7 and 0.8 W/m2K.

As such, A+ rated windows offer the highest level of energy efficiency available in modern window designs. 

Are B-rated windows good enough? 

B Rated Windows are not considered to be as energy efficient as A-rated or A+ rated, but they still offer enhanced insulation and airtightness performance compared to traditional windows.

The U-value of B Rated Windows typically ranges between 1.2 – 1.5 W/m2K. 

How will A Rated windows affect EPC rating? 

“A” rated products, including windows, can significantly improve the energy efficiency rating, or EPC rating, of a building by reducing its heat loss.

As such, A-rated windows are recommended for anyone looking to improve their building’s energy efficiency rating. 

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