Many homeowners are looking to minimize their household costs and turning to installing energy efficient windows within their homes to help with these costs. When it comes to energy efficient windows, the benefits you reap are endless starting with the fact that they reduce your energy costs while increasing your home’s overall value and your quality of living. So what really makes a window energy efficient? There are five important pieces that must come together.
1. Quality frame materials
A variety of durable, low-maintenance framing materials reduce heat transfer and help insulate better. These framing materials could be fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum, wood, composite, or a combination of materials.
2. Multiple panes
Two panes of glass, with an air or gas-filled space in the middle, insulate much better than a single pane of glass. Some ENERGY STAR quality windows include three or more panes for even greater energy-efficiency, increased impact resistance, and sound insulation.
3. Low-E glass
Special coatings reflect infrared light, keeping heat inside during winter and outside during summer. They also reflect damaging ultraviolet light, which helps protect interior furnishings from fading.
4. Gas fills
Some energy-efficient windows have argon, krypton, or other gases between the panes. These odourless, colourless, non-toxic gases insulate better than regular air.
5. Warm edge spacers
A spacer keeps a window’s glass panes the correct distance apart. Non-metallic and metal/non-metal hybrid spacers also insulate pane edges, reducing heat transfer through the window.
A Dayside energy efficient window will help you control the temperature in your home, as well as your heating and cooling costs. You’ll seal out winds and water allowing you to relax inside no matter what it’s like outside. Give us a call at 1-888-965-0523 to get a FREE in-home consultation and a Dayside expert will guide you through your savings today.