There are a couple of things you can do to reduce heat loss or heat gain in your home, such as applying caulk or using window coverings. But these solutions are never as effective as having your old, drafty windows replaced with new, energy-efficient ones. Keep reading to learn more.
Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
- Increased Energy Savings
Installing energy-efficient windows can significantly reduce your heating and cooling costs, not to mention increase the expected lifespan of your HVAC system.
- Better Comfort
Because energy-efficient windows help keep indoor temperatures consistent, integrating them into the design of your home can improve your and your family’s overall comfort.
- More Natural Light
A high-performance window can allow copious amounts of sunlight into your living space without the uncomfortable glare and heat that normally accompany it.
- Less Fading
When you have energy-efficient windows at home, your furniture and other interior furnishings will not suffer from fading because these windows have special coatings that filter damaging ultraviolet (UV) light.
Components of Energy-Efficient Windows
- Double Glazing
A double- or triple-pane insulated glass is the main characteristic of an energy-efficient window. It helps keep the indoor temperature even.
- Low-Emissivity (Low-E) Glass Coating
This special coating blocks infrared light from entering your home and keeps unwanted hot or cold air out.
- Airtight Frames
Composite frame materials like Fibrex® do an excellent job at insulating and reducing heat transfer.
Spacers are strips of foams or plastics that separate and seal gases between the panes of glass in energy-efficient windows. This component promotes optimal airflow and makes sure the windows are airtight.
Renewal by Andersen® of Central Pennsylvania is a premier source of beautiful and energy-efficient replacement windows and doors. For more information on our industry-leading products and installation services, just give us a call at (717) 591-4900, or fill out our contact form.