As we head into the beginning of summer, your energy bills are probably going to be all over the place. Adding energy-efficient windows to your home can really help keep your bills under control. If you’re looking for windows, why not replace them with something different? Read on to learn more.
Why Should You Consider Energy-Efficient Windows
Savings: In the warmer months of the year, energy-efficient windows can help save on your cooling bills. Low emissivity coatings, known as low-E, are especially useful in this regard. You can also save from reduced air leakage.
Reduced Air Leakage: Older windows are especially prone to air leakage, in which cooler air in summer or warmer air in winter escapes through the windows, forcing heating and cooling units to work harder in order to compensate. New energy-efficient windows are able to reduce air leakage and again boost your savings.
More Interior Comfort: During the summer time, sunlight is stronger and can be overwhelming if not properly shaded out. Energy-efficient windows also reduce heat gain from this type of solar radiation. The home can be cooler without relying on the air conditioning as heavily, which also boosts the savings you can get back.
Learn Some Window Vocabulary
When considering the best energy-efficient windows for you, it might help to first learn some vocabulary. These are only a few terms, future installments of the blog may cover even more terms in greater depth.
Glazing: Glazing refers to the glass used in the window itself. There can be up to three layers of glazing in a single window, known as single, double, and triple. Another factor that glazing affects is how well the window is insulated against the outside world, known as its U-factor.
Low Emissivity: Low emissivity refers to how well a window reflects incoming light rather than how it absorbs incoming light
Gas Fills: Gas fills refer to argon or krypton added to the glazing to help boost insulation.
Spacers: Spacers are distinct sheets of glass that also improve insulation while reducing condensation build-up and heat escaping.
Frame Materials: Frame materials can be vinyl, wood, aluminum, fiberglass, or some combination of all of the above.
Replacement Windows from Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform your home this summer with affordable, effective replacement windows. With our quality replacement window options and remodeling services, affordable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end result. If you are ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-310-7154. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.