If you want to maintain your home’s comfort and efficiency, it should have an excellent thermal enclosure system. According to ENERGY STAR, this keeps any room in your home comfortable no matter the weather outside, which can save you a lot in energy costs.
In this article, Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia discusses four contributing factors that make a complete thermal enclosure system:
- Air Sealing
Your home loses energy through gaps and cracks around your windows and doorframes. Sealing these openings helps you save on energy costs while significantly reducing moisture, cold drafts, dust, and noise. This also improves your home’s indoor air quality, as it protects your interiors against mold and mildew growth. According to ENERGY STAR, your home can save up to 20 percent on energy bills if you seal all the cracks and gaps in your New Jersey windows.
- Proper Insulation
Whether you want fiberglass batts, sprayed foam, or rigid foam sheets, you have to make sure that a reliable contractor can expertly install your insulation. Use insulation with higher R-value since it provides greater heat flow resistance. This will help keep your home’s interior temperature pleasant while ensuring maximum energy savings.
- Reduced Thermal Bridging
Homes are built using wood studs, which act as the “skeleton” that supports the weight of the floors and the roof. While these keep your home standing, they also have very low R-value and create thermal bridges that compromise your home’s comfort and efficiency. Deal with this by adding many layers of rigid foam or reducing excess wood studs.
- High-Performance Windows
If you want to prevent moisture and drafts from entering your home during colder months, choose NJ replacement windows that passed ENERGY STAR’s energy performance ratings. Using advanced technologies, these windows feature improved frames and reflective glass packages. These provide excellent defense against the harshest elements, resulting in more energy savings.
Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia can help you achieve your own thermal enclosure system with our ENERGY STAR certified replacement windows. Using only the most energy efficient materials, we will ensure your home’s comfort all year round.
One such material is Fibrex®, which we use in our frames. This composite combines the durability of wood with the low maintenance qualities of vinyl. It creates an airtight seal that traps costly energy inside your home. Your choice of Low-E glass takes this further by filtering harmful UV and IR rays off your interiors. This minimizes heat radiation while preventing sun damage to your walls and furniture.
Turn to us for energy saving windows that help you create a complete thermal enclosure system. Call us today at (610) 563-2190 for a free estimate.