Are your windows winter-ready? No matter if you're ready or not, you'll need to keep your home warm in the freezing temperatures. You may not be keeping heat inside your home if you have old and outdated windows–energy may actually escape right through them.
Consider installing energy efficient windows if you want to maximize indoor comfort and keep your home as warm as possible. The important thing to remember is that not all windows are equal in terms of energy efficiency. During the colder months, it is crucial you select windows that are engineered block drafts and keep heat inside your home.
Look for the following characteristics for windows that can battle freezing temperatures:
Inert Gas Lowers Utility Bills
Looking to lower your energy bills this winter season? You aren’t alone, as energy costs are soaring.
One of the major components for energy efficient windows is inert gases. During the manufacturing process, argon or krypton is injected into the window to increase its thermal efficiency. Since both gasses are denser than air, it’s bound to increase window performance in the winter.
Low-E applications help to naturally heat your home during the winter season. The sun's rays pass through the glass to heat the interior. Meanwhile, Low-E reflects sunlight away from your home in the summer to keep your home cool.
Energy Star Certification
A government-backed program that analyzes the energy efficiency capabilities of home products, Energy Star certifies products including washing machines, refrigerators, and you guessed it–replacement windows.
Energy Star certified windows indicate that you’re investing in some of the most efficient windows in the industry. That doesn’t mean every replacement window is Energy Star certified. This is why you must look for the Energy Star seal, indicating certification.
Triple Pane Technology
When you have an older home, it may feature outdated single pane windows. While these windows are great for letting in light, they are not very energy efficient.
With modern replacement windows, dual and triple pane windows are ideal for cold temperatures. While dual pane can certainly help increase the efficiency of your home, triple pane takes energy savings to an entirely new level.
Triple pane windows are engineered with three panes of glass and two spacers instead of the standard two with dual pane windows. The extra spacer allows for another layer of energy efficient gas to be inserted between the panes–making your windows more efficient than ever before.
Get a Free Estimate on Energy Efficient Windows
You don’t have to dress in full winter gear inside of your home this winter. Keep your energy bills low and your family bills warm with the help of EER Windows. Get in touch with us today for a free quote on new home windows.