Since the turn of the century, it has not gone unnoticed that people are, as a rule, far more aware of the environment and the impact they have on it. More than ever, people are driven by efficiency and minimising waste. From Everest’s point-of-view, this is all great news, and we believe in helping you to create a home that allows you to live life the way you want to live it.
When advising homeowners about our products, we take everything into account: region, construction, local annual weather, building fabrics, internal and external space, exposure, structural airtightness… everything!
Efficiency is a word that has become synonymous with Everest over the years. It is more than a term or a marketing phrase but a part of our working ethos: to be innovative and efficient.
Innovation has always been a part of our designs, and as we enter an age where people aren’t only concerned about what happens within their home but in the world around it, we marked energy efficiency as something we wanted to master quite some time ago.
When making or designing a product, we always ask ourselves if it will truly help make your home warmer, quieter, safer and tougher. If the answer is yes, then we continue to engineer until it can be made available to you.
We are happy with our continued progress and an example of how we can contribute to the energy savings of a home is by installing either our double or triple glazed windows. Each option uses the latest in windows technology to achieve the best results.
There are 3 main elements that help make a window energy efficienct:
1. The glass
It is hugely important that the glass used within the window is correct for the task it is required to perform. Some glass allows heat through. Others deflect it. The thickness is also a factor, all of which our expert consultants can explain in greater detail.
2. The distance
Each pane of glass within a window should ideally be 20mm apart as this allows the windows to function properly. If the distance is less than it must be catered for by a specialist pane of glass or else the window will not achieve optimum efficiency.
3. The shield
In between the panes of glass sits an invisible layer of argon gas. As this gas is denser than air, it prevents cold air from passing it, therefore helping maintain warmth within your home.
By ensuring that our windows adhere to the above, our double glazing has an impressive WER Rating of A+12, and our triple has achieved an unprecedented A+21! Let’s see how these ratings compare to other window companies.
There are many other elements involved in making a home more efficient, such as ensuring there are no drafts coming in through holes in your brickwork, etc. This is why all of our products are made-to-measure for a perfect fit, and as time goes by, our products will only get better at helping your home become more energy efficient.
When it comes to caring for the environment, we do more than just ensuring our products are energy efficienct. At Everest, we ensure an environmentally friendly manufacturing process and also recycle all old products when completing an installation. And when we use wood for our windows, doors and conservatories, we ensure that we only use responsibily sourced timber that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).