Are uPVC Windows An Environmentally Friendly Choice For Your Home?

With global energy prices rising, many homeowners are, understandably, worried about the impact on their finances this autumn as the cooler weather arrives. Our energy-efficient double glazed uPVC windows start at £650* and are low maintenance, so homeowners can recoup their costs in their energy bills.

However, it isn’t just the threat of sky-high electricity and gas bills over the winter that prompt the switch to more energy efficient windows. For many people, the impact of fossil fuels on the environment is also a major concern, so any measures that reduce bills while protecting the environment are likely to be welcomed.

Double-glazed casement windows are renowned for their ability to keep rooms warm in winter and cool in summer, but are uPVC windows environmentally friendly too?

The Eco-Friendly Benefits Of uPVC Casement Windows From Harveys


1) Reduce Heat Loss In Winter, Stay Cool In Summer.

uPVC windows are designed to improve insulation by keeping the warm air in, and the cold out, particularly in winter when there is more demand for central heating. By installing new uPVC windows, homeowners can cut heat loss by up to one-half, thereby reducing the need for the heating to be on for prolonged periods. While there’s a cost to install new windows, modern uPVC is incredibly durable, with a lifespan of over 35 years, so you can expect long-term energy savings that will more than repay your initial investment.


2) Slash Your Energy Consumption, Lower Your Carbon Footprint.

Reducing your energy consumption is good, not only for your wallet, but the environment as well. On average, new uPVC double glazing can cut carbon emissions by up to 740kg every year which, when combined with other carbon reduction strategies, is pivotal in easing the country’s contribution to climate change. uPVC casement windows are a great way to promote social responsibility: the better your home’s insulation, the less damaging it will be to the environment.


3) Invest In Recyclable uPVC, Reduce Landfill And CO²

uPVC is often erroneously thought to be an unsustainable material because it isn’t sourced organically, like timber. However, as well as being the most thermally efficient material available, uPVC offers an excellent lifespan of over 35 years and can be recycled ten times with no loss of quality. 


Contact Us For Environmentally Friendly uPVC Windows

So, are uPVC windows eco-friendly? Absolutely! At Harveys Windows, we supply and install cost-effective Eurocell uPVC windows in a range of colours, styles, and finishes, that will keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer.


Eurocell have been at the forefront of PVC-U waste recycling for more than 20 years. They have a closed-loop recycling system, old PVC-U and off-cuts from fabrication processes are not just recycled, but turned back into brand new extruded plastic products, so PVC-U is kept out of landfill sites and in productive use for potentially hundreds of years.

To find out more, please call 0116 497 6188 or request an instant quote today.

*Prices mentioned may be subject to change depending on the date of article publishing*