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What Makes New Windows Energy Efficient?

Last updated 5 years ago

Apart from making your home look gorgeous, windows are integral to the overall energy efficiency of your house. They are part of a larger system that encompasses light, heat, insulation, and ventilation to make your home comfortable and secure. When one of these factors is compromised, your home’s energy efficiency could suffer. Fortunately, new window models are tailored to provide better energy savings in your home.

• High Insulating Value
Every new window has an energy performance rating that expresses how high or low its insulating value is. It is important to look for windows that feature a low U-value number, which indicates better insulation. Double-paned windows provide an extra layer of insulation. This keeps the heat in during the winter and heat out during the summer.

• Low-E Glass Coatings
Transparent metallic oxides in glass are an innovative way to maintain energy efficiency in your home. Simply look for low-E glass coatings, which reflect up to 90% of long-wave heat energy away from the window while allowing visible light to pass through. This is useful during hot summers in order to keep the house cool without disrupting natural light from shining in. Like double-paned windows, low-E glass coatings help to improve the insulating value of a window.

• Fiberglass
Vinyl windows have been a standard choice for homeowners for the past 35 years. More recently, though, fiberglass windows are increasing in popularity for their impressive durability. These windows are also energy efficient and provide extra benefits in their capacity to expand and contract to maintain uniformity with the frame and glass. Because they are tightly engineered, they can withstand extreme weather conditions and prevent air infiltration.

Explore your options at California Glass & Window to see how you could start saving energy today. Our award-winning team can help you find the best windows and provide quality installation. Call us at (714) 434-8650 to learn more today!

 

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