Homeowners nowadays are more interested in the energy efficiency of their home than ever before. And when it comes to energy efficiency, everything plays an important role, from attic insulation to siding to exterior doors and even windows. So if you are looking to improve the energy efficiency of your home, replacing your out-of-date windows is a good place to start. In fact, replacing your old, single-pane glass window with a new ENERGY STAR qualified replacement window could save you anywhere from $125-$450 annually.
Now that we have your attention, take a look at the following Tips for Installing Energy Efficient Windows:
1. Check the Direction: The direction in which your windows face plays a big role in their energy efficiency. Because of the amount of sun exposure they receive, south and west-facing windows should have the highest level of UV protection.
2. Low-E Glass: Low emissivity glass has an invisible metallic coating which reflects infrared light and helps keep heat from escaping your home in the winter.
3. U-Factor: When comparing different windows, it is important to pay close attention to the U-Factor. This number indicates the windows insulation value.
4. SHGC: Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) indicates a window’s ability to block heat generated by sunlight. The lower the SHGC the better.
5. VLT: Visible Light Transmission (VLT) indicates the percentage of light that penetrates a window.
6. Call Architectural Window Supply: When your windows need to be replaced, Architectural Window Supply is the clear choice. Not only is our sales staff factory-trained and capable of offering you unparalleled insight and advice on your replacement window selection, but everything we sell is incredibly affordable, including measuring, ordering, and delivery.
If you have any further questions about Energy Efficient Replacement Windows or if you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact Architectural Window Supply by calling 410-266-5254 or visit our website!
Source: Energy Efficiency