The type of window that you have in your home could be costing you a fortune! If your windows aren't keeping in the heat or cold then you could be throwing your money out the window. Today's windows and doors are built with energy savings in mind. They are made to keep in the heat in the winter and keep in the cold in the summer. Replacing your windows can...
- Make your electric bills lower
- Make your home more energy efficient
- Make your heating and air conditioner units work less
So when you look at the cost of replacing your windows be sure to look into how much you can save by way of the government programs. Improving the efficiency of your home is good for your family and good for the planet. Although you may look at replacing your windows as being expensive, if you calculate how much you will save in the next couple of years then it makes perfect sense.
Low-E or Low-Emissivity Windows
Low-E stands for low emissivity, which is the ability of a surface to radiate energy. Low-E glass is made by applying a non-visible, microscopic metal coating or metallic oxide to the surface of a pane of glass. This coating reflects the part of the light spectrum that transmits heat, reducing the amount of heat the escapes or enters the home through the windows. This maintains a more comfortable, consistent temperature in your home year-round. Low-E windows also block UV rays, reducing fading to furniture and other items.
Storm Windows provide insulation and help seal your house from drafts. These windows create a "dead air" space between your primary pane of glass and the outside air. Installing storm windows is a low cost alternative to double pane replacement units for older homes and apartments. Simply having a second pane of glass in the form of a storm resistant glazing adds thermal energy resistance by reducing air movement to the primary pane of glass.