The Anatomy of an Energy Efficient Window

The Anatomy of an Energy-Efficient Window

New windows can not only significantly enhance the beauty of your home from the inside out, but they can also greatly improve its overall thermal performance. When your windows are drafty, they allow the air from inside your home to escape, while letting outside air in. This forces your home’s heating and cooling system to work harder to maintain comfortable interior temperatures, which ends up costing you money in monthly energy costs. In order to avoid this, invest in windows that are designed with the following energy-efficient features:

Low-E Glass Coatings

A microscopically thin, virtually-invisible metallic layer placed on the glass surface of a window, Low-E (low-emissivity) coatings reduce solar heat gain and prevent harsh UV rays from penetrating windows and making your home hotter or fading your furniture.

Gas Fills

These non-toxic gasses are used instead of air between panes of glass in order to make it harder for heat or cold to transfer through your glass pack. You’ll typically find Argon or Krypton gas fills available for windows on the market today.

Warm Edge Spacers

Warm Edge spacer bars insulate the edges of a sealed unit and keep the panes of glass apart. They will help to reduce the amount of heat lost through the windows.

Multiple Panes of Glass

Newer windows are typically double pane or triple pane, which means they have two or three panes of glass. Within those airspaces of glass, there is either air or gas, depending on the glass, that helps to insulate your home.

Check Out Our Selection at WindowPRO

At WindowPRO, we have a wide selection of windows that are designed with energy efficient features that will help your home maintain comfortable interior temperatures year round and potentially lower your monthly energy costs. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your in-home consultation.