As a homeowner, you know that your windows play many important roles for your house. While they of course affect the curb appeal and security of your home, windows also greatly affect energy efficiency. The right windows should boast a number of energy-efficient features to ensure that your home is kept comfortable and to help save you money in the long run. After all, unnecessary heat transfer can cause your HVAC system to work overtime just to maintain a consistent temperature inside your home, making your bills skyrocket. These features help keep your energy costs at bay:
Solid, Insulated Frames
There are many different materials available for window frames these days. Many of them offer varying levels of energy efficiency, but can certainly insulate your home better when they are filled with some type of insulation or foam.
Multiple Panes of Glass
Windows with one pane of glass are out of the question. Multiple panes of glass mean it’s harder for heat to escape through them. As a bonus, seek out windows that have argon or krypton gas fills in between the panes.
If the sun hits your home at the right angle, its UV rays could also be heating up your house through your windows. Prevent this from happening by investing in windows with low-E coatings on the glass.
It’s important that your windows and window openings have an air-tight seal between them, which can be accomplished with weatherstripping. Be sure to seek out windows with this insulative component.
You can find all of these energy-efficient features in the replacement windows offered by Pure Energy Window Company. We also professionally install our windows to ensure they are properly affixed to your home and to prevent any heat from entering or escaping it. Contact us today to learn more about our windows and how these energy-efficient features can save you money down the road.