Energy-efficient windows keep heated or cooled air contained in your home. By increasing insulation, they can help bring down your energy costs and make your living space more comfortable.
In this post, one of your leading home renovators, Trust Company, discusses what you can get the most out of energy-efficient windows.
Why Install Energy-Efficient Windows?
You can save around 12% of your annual utility costs by installing ENERGY STAR® windows. Depending on which windows you’re replacing and the climate of your area, you can get even more savings. ENERGY STAR studies suggest that replacing single-pane windows with double-pane ones lets you save 21% to 31% percent of heating and cooling costs.
The insulating properties of energy-efficient windows don’t just prevent heat loss. They also block outdoor noise. This can make your home more peaceful and quiet, especially if you live in a busy neighborhood.
Features of Double- and Triple-Pane Windows
Energy-efficient windows feature multiple sheets of glass fixed together with spacers. This construction creates air pockets between the glass layers, which are tightly sealed to stop air from entering or exiting. They are filled with gases that help increase efficiency. Investing in energy-efficient windows is one of the best ways to improve your home’s insulation.
Windows with low-emissivity (low-E) coatings can help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. Low-E coatings can prevent ultraviolet (UV) and infrared light from entering your home while letting sunlight pass through.
In areas with a colder climate, the effects of these coatings are reversed. The coatings allow the full spectrum of light while the heat energy in emits is trapped inside. This keeps a home warmer during the winter.
Hire an experienced general contractor like Trust Company for your home improvement project. You can also count on us for your kitchen and bathroom renovation project. Call us at (951) 225-3754, or fill out our online form for more information about our services.