Thanks to recent advances in terms of window technology, there has been a notable difference in the way windows contribute to the energy efficiency of homes. The windows manufactured decades ago can no longer keep up with the ones manufactured today.
This begs the question: what makes energy-efficient windows a sought-after option for homeowners nowadays? Read on as we explain the many ways they make a worthwhile investment.
Keeping the Heat Out
Energy-efficient windows can still allow sunlight into your living spaces, but with the added feature of blocking the sun’s heat. That’s all thanks to the special glass coatings that are spectrally selective, which means they cut down on the amount of heat that can pass through it. With this, you can be sure that your living spaces will stay comfortable during the summer months without heavy reliance on the air conditioner. Not only that, but the glass coatings also keep the interior fixtures from fading.
Ensuring an Airtight Home
The key to minimizing the occurrence of drafts in windows is to ensure they’re not only well-constructed but are also properly installed. A reputable window installer utilizes the necessary methods and tools to keep the windows airtight so no outdoor air can infiltrate living spaces (or indoor air from leaking out) and affect HVAC performance.
Helping You Achieve Significant Savings
Installing energy-efficient windows helps reduce the load on your HVAC system, preventing it from consuming too much energy to compensate for the lack of comfort caused by drafts or leaks. If you still have single-pane windows in your home, consider having them replaced with those equipped with at least two panes of glass for top-notch insulation and energy efficiency.
Ready to make the switch? Get in touch with Renewal by Andersen® of Boise to learn more about ENERGY STAR® windows. Call (208) 501-8361, or visit our website to start your journey toward a more energy-efficient home.