Waiting to replace your windows is not the answer if you are looking to save on your energy bills this upcoming summer season. Older windows are not only negative for the appearance of your home, but they are costing you money in the long run. Replacing your windows with new energy efficient options will not only keep your home cool this summer but they will keep money in your wallet in the long run.
New energy efficient replacement windows on the market have many attributes that help drastically with your energy consumption. These include Low E glass, Argon or krypton gases within the insulated glass, and advanced spacer systems. At Energy Windows, Doors and More our glass packages generally come standard with all of these features.
Benefits of Low-Emissivity Glass
Low Emissivity Glass or (LOW-E) has a microscopically thin coating that is transparent and reflects heat. When it comes to your air conditioner this summer Low-E glass on your new replacement windows will keep the temperature in your home consistent by reflecting the interior temperatures back inside. Also, Low-E glass will help to block infrared light from penetrating the glass from the outside.
Benefits of gases in between glass
Because argon and krypton gas is denser than air, adding it to double pane glass improves the overall thermal insulation efficiency. Used in conjunction with Low-E glass coatings argon or krypton gas will help to bring the temperature of the window closer to room temperature. Gases between the window panes will ultimately eliminate drafts that occur when differing temperatures meet.
Benefits of Advanced Spacer systems
Window glass spacers support seal longevity and gas retention by allowing the glass and sealant to move with the normal expansion and contraction of insulating glass throughout the day due to temperature changes. How does this benefit you? This will ensure I tight seal of your glass units and the gas inside of them to make sure your home is as air tight as possible this summer season and your air conditioning stays inside where it belongs.
When shopping for replacement windows for this upcoming summer season be sure to compare products and the features they offer. Above mentioned features will help to contribute to the Solar heat Gain Coefficient, U value, and Visible light transmittance which are numbers you will want to compare so you know the overall energy efficiency of the products you are going to purchase. Call 1-877-WINDOWS today so our expert window consultants can make your replacement window shopping experience a breeze!