Landlords could save £500 pa with new windows

by Rachel Crook

People with assured shorthold tenancy agreements might want to install energy-efficient windows after the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) has claimed that it could save up to £500 a year in energy bills.

Giles Willson, director for technical affairs at the BFRC, said that because windows last for 30-35 years, the cost of installation will become cost-effective from the amount of savings in energy bills.

According to the body, poorly insulated widows are the biggest contributor to losing heat and by replacing windows, landlords could reduce carbon emissions by almost a fifth.

This could be an important factor when trying to attract new tenants, as a growing number of people are looking for landlords who can offer them energy efficient properties, the Residential Landlords' Association has said.

Tenants are also keen to improve their carbon footprint.

Landlords were advised to install a condensing boiler and efficient heating system to further improve the energy savings of a leasehold property.

Published on: May 24, 2010

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