Understanding the Vital Parts of Energy-Efficient WindowsSeptember 03, 2018
There are many reasons for you to invest in window replacement. This home improvement project can enhance the look of your home both inside and out, along with improving your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. To ensure the best results, it is imperative that you look for windows with high performance ratings.
What makes a window energy-efficient? To understand, you need to know how each part of the window works.
The frame is what holds it all together. It plays a vital role in reducing the transfer of heat to your home. Indeed, your choice of material should be one of deciding factors when selecting an energy-efficient window.
What’s special about the glass of energy saving windows is how they’re treated. Low emissivity coating, also known as Low-E, is applied on our glass packages to keep heat out during warm days and keep it in during cool days.
An energy-efficient window typically has two panes of glass that are separated with a spacer, which is responsible for resisting heat transfer. The air space between the panes is optimized to just the right width for better thermal performance. Glass that is too close apart diminishes the benefit of the air space, reducing energy efficiency. Too far apart would mean increasing heat loss instead of reducing it.
The space between the double glazing is filled with an inert gas to improve thermal performance. Argon is the most common gas used in energy-efficient windows.
Investing in windows with these components is only half the battle, however; you also need an experienced, professional contractor to install the windows in your home. Renewal by Andersen® of Eastern NY is here to help you achieve a comfortable, energy-efficient home through our expert window installation services.
Learn more about our different window styles, including our casement windows, by calling (866) 479-1700. You can also fill out our contact form for a free, no obligation in-home consultation.