September 6, 2013

Need Energy Efficient Windows?

New technology has been emerging over the past few years with newer innovations with energy efficient windows. Low energy windows typically come with either two or three window panes. The space in between the panes are filled with an argon gas used in the welding process. Argon gas is very popular in the manufacturing of multiple window panes because if how inexpensive it is. This allows the window to be more efficient in maintaining a constant atmosphere throughout the whole room. This is done with what is referred to as the U value or factor, which is responsible for the window’s resistance to heat flow.

There are many advantages to installing energy efficient windows:

The reduction of U.V. rays that can damage your carpet, walls, and furniture from the solar.

25% to 50% saving on energy costs from heat loss. It is estimated that a home owner can save up to $600 in one year on cooling and heating costs with replacing older less efficient windows.

There are a number of types of windows available:

• Single hung

• Double hung

• Picture

• Bay

• Awning

• Slider

• Casement

What to look for when choosing energy efficient windows:

• The lower the U-factor the better for homeowners in colder climates.

• Low Solar heat gain coefficient or SHGC reduces the heat in warmer climate.

Both SHGC and U-factors should be considered when the home is exposed to both hot and cold seasons.

Windows with an AL or air leakage rating of 0.03 or less is ideal for reducing the quantity of air that is lost during assembly of energy efficient windows.

For more information on window installations in the Bucks County and Montgomery County area, call us today! (215) 322-0110 or email us at: sales@tricountyexteriors.net
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