You'll probably know that the amount of energy we waste in our homes is directly linked to climate change. And you'll definitely know about the ever increasing cost of heating your home. But did you know that the glass in your windows can help your home be more energy efficient? Your windows can have a big impact on the amount of energy you use, the comfort of your home and the cost of heating it - so if you're thinking of replacing them, look no further than the Pilkington energiKare™ range.
Pilkington energiKare™ is the name given to our range of double and triple glazing insulating glass units designed to improve the thermal efficiency of residential properties. A Pilkington energiKare™ unit reduces the amount of heat lost through your windows and can also allow more heat energy from the sun, referred to as solar-gain, through the glass.
Pilkington energiKare™ double glazing contains an optimised combination of glass, spacer bar and gas fill to achieve the best Window Energy Rating (WER) or U-value for each window application;
As well as the standard Pilkington energiKare™ Insulating Glass Units (IGUs), the Pilkington energiKare™ range comprises of:
Of course all double glazing offers a degree of energy efficiency. And it's still much better than single glazing. However, Pilkington energiKare™ is more than twice as energy efficient as older uncoated double glazing. The Window Energy Rating (WER) scheme has been put in place to help make choosing windows easier.
Providing your existing frames are still in good condition, you can simply replace the glazing to help reduce your bills and improve the energy efficiency of your home.
This system is similar to the one used for domestic appliances and light bulbs, and lets you compare the energy efficiency of the complete window and frame with competing products. Windows using Pilkington energiKare™ units are A++ to C rated, dependent upon frame, as they significantly reduce the amount of energy you use to heat your home.
Windows can achieve the highest rating of A++, depending on which product from the Pilkington K Glass™ or Pilkington Optitherm™ range is specified.