Last post I covered window replacement cost and how different factors play a big roll in your final cost.
This post I will cover what makes a window energy efficient, which is a huge factor when tiring to achieve the best ROI for your project.
Most people do not know that their old and inefficient windows are causing the heating and air conditioning bills to rise.
Most of the time, house developers would use cheap, builders grade windows , and they are extremely energy inefficient which does not offer proper insulation and warmth.
If you want to replace your windows, or if you want to save more on your heating and air conditioning bills, you should consider energy efficient replacement windows.
Today, consumers are being smarter. They are aware about the existence of energy efficient replacement windows.
They know that installing these energy efficient replacement windows could be really helpful to save money on expensive bills. However most do not really understand why they are so energy efficient, and what makes a replacement window energy efficient.
Let’s take a look at what makes a replacement window energy efficient.
The Material Of The Window Frame
Most people invest in aluminum window frames because they are cheap, but most do not know that they are very energy inefficient. Better choice would be wood window frames as they are moderately energy efficient. However, the best energy efficient replacement windows that are made out of either vinyl or fiberglass, simply because they could be filled with insulation for maximum insulation and energy efficiency.
The Glazing Of The Glass
Avoid single-pane glass as they are energy inefficient. Go for at least double-pane glass windows with low-E coating. These are often used in most energy efficient replacement windows, but you should know that they are moderately efficient.
But if you are looking for the best energy efficient quality, you should go for triple-pane glass windows as they provide maximum energy efficiency.
It is best to go for those with Low-E (low emissivity) coating as it helps to reduce the loss of energy for up to 50%. Triple-pane energy efficient replacement windows usually have low-e coating applied between two panes of glass.
This helps to control heat transfer in both directions as well as lesser chance to degrade.
Certain manufacturers take one step further by filling in argon or krypton gas between panes to provide maximum heat flow resistance.
Energy Efficient Replacement Windows Installation
Now that you know what makes a replacement window energy efficient, it would be so much easier for you to choose which one you want installed for your home.
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