Tool Tells Timely Truths

Deceuninck has developed an online energy efficiency and sustainability sales tool that tells homeowners the truth on bill savings from fitting replacement windows –  something that is particularly important at this time.

The energy calculator is hosted on Deceuninck UK’s home page. Installers can provide a link to it directly from their own consumer facing websites.


 “We have seen enquiries slow down in this final quarter of 2022, as the cost-of-living crisis starts to bite. While this has put a dampener on volume products, we’ve actually seen sales of high-end energy-efficient products increase as the more affluent homeowners invest in the energy efficiency of their homes.”

– Rob McGlennon 

Managing director, Deceuninck UK


Bringing plans forward

“The government has vowed to protect domestic energy bills during the winter period, yet this is only expected to last until April 2023,” continues  Deceuninck’s McGlennon. “This has created a small window of opportunity for homeowners to bring forward home improvement plans that will mitigate against the anticipated increased energy costs.

“These homeowners are looking for improved aesthetics and increased security but as energy prices have gone through the roof, these have dropped behind energy efficiency as key features. It is vital that we act on this trend and give our fabricators and their customers, the support they need to deliver the energy efficiency message and drive sales.”

What are the savings?

According to the energy calculator, owners of a detached house on mains gas will save just over £18,000 in ten years if they upgrade from single-glazed wooden windows to triple-glazed Heritage 2800 from Deceuninck. They will also save almost 28 tons on emitted carbon says McGlennon.

Even replacing existing PVC-U double-glazed windows with Traditional 2500 double-glazed windows in a similar property will save the homeowner more than £6,500 over ten years and more than 10 tons of carbon, according to the tool.

“These are compelling figures and should make the case for home improvements as energy bills increase,” says McGlennon. “The calculator clearly demonstrates that homeowners will see a tangible payback on their investments as those savings are realised.”


Picture: For selected fabricator partners such as Dekko, Deceuninck UK will supply the Energy Calculator to sit on their own sites.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
15th December 2022


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