Tag Archives: Essex

Save Money with A Rated Windows

FENSA Registered Double Glazing Specialists, High Quality Windows & Doors, Billericay & Wickford

If your double glazed windows in Billericay and Wickford are keeping you warm and toasty and blocking lots of noise from outside, that’s great! However, if you suspect the opposite to be the case and you can feel a draft or notice damp spots around the windows, they might just need replacing. High quality double glazing, when professionally installed will last for many years, not only providing a comfortable living space for the family, but saving money on fuel bills. When warm air escapes from your home, a high percentage does so through windows and doors. Addressing this issue by installing replacement UPVC double glazing could save you around £140 annually on your heating bills.

Signs of failed double glazing include condensation in between panes, draughts or leaks, and wear and tear appears as chips and cracks. This means inferior performance and decreased thermal efficiency all round.

Windows are rated from A-G by the British Fenestration Ratings Council [BFRC], and rated windows are the way to go according to the Energy Saving Trust. A is the higher rating, although some companies claim to use A rated windows, when they are using their own company ratings system. This means that the windows could in fact actually be B or C rated.

Installers who are FENSA registered are a good bet, as the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme is the government authorised Competent Persons Scheme that regulates installation of double glazing within the UK. FENSA takes a dim view of those who falsely claim to be FENSA registered, and even publish on their website a list of rogue traders who have advertised as FENSA companies when they were not. The list gives details of prosecutions resulting in fines and even prison.

Essex Trade Windows Ltd, are FENSA registered, and offer energy efficient windows and doors such as the innovative and award winning Optima range by Profile 22.


A – Rated, Energy Efficient, UPVC Windows, Doors, Bi-fold Doors, Coloured Frames, Georgian Bars, Essex

Energy Efficient Air Source Heat Pumps from MBS, Essex

Eco Heat Systems are delighted to bring your attention to a new page on the Multi Building Services Ltd website.

Multi Building Services Ltd are an Essex company who specialise in new build properties, conversions, refurbishments and extensions. They pride themselves on providing all building services in-house without the need for expensive and time consuming subcontractors. Multi Building Services also have an excellent reputation for integrating energy efficient solutions into every project.

Multi Building Services are long time advocates of environmentally friendly technology. The latest example is the adoption of Air Source Heat Pumps in supplying homes and commercial properties with renewable energy.

Air Source Heat Pumps work by converting low grade heat energy from outside air into hot water and heat that can be used inside the home.

Air Source Heat Pumps are classified by the EU as a renewable energy source for the simple reason that they produce more energy than they consume. Samsung Monobloc Air Source Heat Pumps installed by Multi Building Services have a Seasonal Coefficient of Performance of 3.5. This means that for every 1kW of energy that goes into operating the Heat Pump, an average of 3.5kW of heat energy is produced throughout the year. Perhaps most amazingly of all, Samsung Monobloc Air Source Heat Pumps work at 90% efficiency even when the outside temperature is 10C below breezing.

Multi Building Services design and install Air Source Heat Pumps according to the needs of the customer. Standard domestic systems provide central heating and hot water up to 60C while Split Air Source Systems can be used to power under floor heating. More advanced models integrate Air Source Heat Pumps with solar panels, and the Samsung TDM system uses an energy inverter to switch from providing warm air in the winter to running air conditioning during hot summer spells.

With other Air Source Heat Pump systems available for multi occupancy dwellings and commercial properties, Multi Building Services provide the most cost effective and energy efficient heating system every time.

For more information, visit www.multibuildingservicesltd.co.uk.

Energy Efficient Air Source Heat Pumps from Multi Building Services Ltd, Essex