How New Windows Can Help Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
For homeowners, making their homes energy efficient is a priority. An energy efficient home is great for the environment and can help you save money on your utility bills.
One of the best ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency is by installing new windows.
1. New windows are made of high-quality materials
If you have older windows you will be missing out on the advantages of window technology, which has come a long way since your existing windows. Today’s windows are made of higher quality materials and are durable, low-maintenance and help to reduce heat transfer. New windows have better insulation, whether they’re wood, fibreglass, vinyl, aluminum, composite or a combination.
2. Two panes are better than one
Some older windows, depending on the age, may only have one pane of glass. Most newer windows will have two or more panes, with an air- or gas-filled space between them. This provides much better insulation than a single pane. For even higher energy efficiency, look for Energy Star windows with three or more panes!
3. Gas over air
While two panes of glass with an air-filled space between them is always better than a single pane, homeowners have the option to make their homes even more energy efficient with gas-filled panes. When you choose gas, like argon and krypton, you’ll get even better insulation than just air.
4. Better reflection
Homeowners now have the option to choose windows that have special coatings on the glass, reflecting infrared light. This coating will help to keep the heat inside your home during the winter and outside during the summer. The coatings will also help to protect your furniture, carpet and other items from fading.
5. No more damage or leaks
Depending on the age of your windows, you may notice damage to the seals, frames and other features that could be causing leaks. When the damage reaches a point where it can no longer be fixed, replacing your windows is the best option for a leak-free, energy-efficient home.
If you’re ready to upgrade your home with new windows and start reaping the money-saving benefits, contact Oakville Windows & Doors.