One of the biggest culprits when it comes to energy loss in our homes are our windows. Old windows not only leak air but lack enhancements the help keep the heat out. If you’re looking for a way to make your home more energy efficient, window replacement is a great place to start.
Double or Triple Pane Windows
The reason multiple pane windows are more energy efficient is because the air or other gas between the frames acts as insulation. If you touch a single pane window on a cold day, you feel the cold. That cold moves into your home. However, if you touch a dual-pane window on the same day, although it will be cool, it won’t be as cold as the single pane one. Heat transference (which refers to any temperature) is significantly reduced in a multi-pane window.
Many older homes have aluminum frame windows. Although you can still choose aluminum frames for your window replacement, today’s aluminum frames are insulated. Again, this reduces heat transference. Vinyl replacement windows don’t transfer as much heat as aluminum but even they are available with insulated frames for better energy efficiency.
Low-E glass is perhaps the biggest advancement in window technology. During the manufacturing process a thin coating is added to the glass. This has nothing to do with tinted glass as the coating is transparent. Low-E glass reflects up to 96% of the heat. In Texas, that can make a big difference in your energy bills. Your home will still be bright and benefit from natural light, however, ultraviolet and infrared light are reduced. This also protects your furniture, flooring and window treatments from fading.
Call Us Today for a Free Window Replacement Quote
Now is the perfect time to call Affordable Replacement Window Systems for a free estimate window replacement. If you order in February, they’ll be installed before the summer heat arrives. Call or text (817) 264-6509 or fil out our contact form. We’re fully insured and A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau.