Energy-efficient windows are very effective at lowering your energy expenses. These windows give you a clear view of the outside, ample daylighting and other benefits–all while minimizing heat transfer in and out of your home. This helps you save on energy costs.
What makes windows energy-efficient? Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia, a top local window company, shares some pointers.
Window manufacturers use cutting-edge technology to construct energy-efficient windows. Here are the components that make a window energy-efficient:
High-Performance Glass Packages – Energy-efficient windows normally feature low-E glass. The coatings on these glass panes prevent UV light from entering the home and damaging the interiors and furnishings. The coating also reflects infrared light away from the window, preventing indoor heat from escaping in winter and outdoor heat from entering in summer.
Multiple Panes- Energy-efficient windows are built with at least two glass panes. The space between the panes contains a special gas fill to provide better insulation. The use of two or three panes also adds more impact resistance and improves sound insulation.
Gas Fillers – As mentioned, energy-efficient windows are filled with gas between panes. The gas – usually argon or krypton – provides better insulation.
Warm Edge Spacers – Non-metallic and hybrid spacers act to put adequate space between each glass pane for the gas. These also serve as insulators that reduce the amount of heat that travels through the window, particularly via the pane edges.
High-Quality Frame Materials – Energy-efficient windows feature durable window frame materials that are able to reduce heat transfer and provide adequate insulation. On top of that, these materials are also easy to maintain.
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