What You Need to Know About Energy-Efficient Windows | Euro Choice Windows & Doors

What You Need to Know About Energy-Efficient Windows

Energy-efficient windows are steadily taking over the window market! And for good reason, they provide homeowners with a ton of benefits, some of which are things you may have never even considered… until now. 

Energy-efficient windows, well known as “energy-saving windows” are designed to prevent your heated or cooled air from escaping your home. They are designed for increased insulation which will reduce your home’s energy usage. Which in turn means they’ll also help reduce your bills! All while ensuring your home maintains optimal comfortability overall as well. 

How Can Energy-Efficient Windows Benefit you?

Energy-efficient windows benefit homeowners throughout every season of the year. During winter, the cold draft coming into your home creates an uncomfortable and not very cozy home; because your windows are allowing your (rather costly) warm air to escape through the cracks. Energy-saving windows, make sure that this doesn’t happen

In the summer, not having energy-efficient windows can prove to make it very difficult to cool your home down, causing you to suddenly wish you could just go back to the drifty winter (go figure, right?). 

Energy-saving windows, make sure that neither of these situations happens to your home! They keep your home at the desired temperature that you are trying to achieve by ensuring that no unwanted airflow is leaking in OR out!

How Much Can You Save By Having Energy-Efficient Windows?

Instead of compromising the comfort of your home throughout the changing seasons, you can make a one-time investment and switch over to a win/win situation, so that your home can utilize the energy-efficient window systems to keep you both comfortable and in control of your energy bills! (Energy efficient windows can actually help lower your energy bills by up to 50%!)

Energy savings aren’t the only way to calculate the worth of energy-efficient window installations. These windows also increase your home’s property value! (That goes for almost all new window installations as well, not just the energy-efficient ones.)

What Makes a Window Energy-Efficient?

There are a few factors that can make your windows energy efficient. A window becomes energy efficient when it utilizes:

  • Multiple window glass panes in its structure – they can be either double-pane or triple-pane glass windows (These multi-layer designs create air pockets between the different layers of glass, and then are sealed shut to prevent any air from entering or escaping the layers) 
  • High-quality window frames (the use of higher quality materials will help lower the transfer of heat and insulate your windows better which allow for more efficient heating and cooling for your home)
  • Low-E glass coatings (these coatings are an effective way to keep heat inside your home during the winter or to keep it out of your home during the summer) 
  • Has argon or krypton gas filling between window the panes (these fills help insulate your home better)
  • They have window pane spacers installed (to reduce heat transfer and optimize energy efficiency.) 

These energy-efficient features all help curate the perfect scenario for energy saving. If you have any other questions, comments, or concerns on energy-efficient windows or any of the information in this post just give us a call at 1-855-233-9463 and we can help you with all of your windows (and door) needs!

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