How to Choose Energy-Efficient Windows

Source: Pella | Repost Fadely 8/28/2020 – 

Improving a home’s energy efficiency is one of the top reasons homeowners choose to replace or update their old windows. Energy-efficient windows not only make your home more comfortable year-round, but they can also help homeowners cut down on utility costs. By reducing energy usage, energy-efficient windows help homeowners reduce their carbon footprint, which ultimately helps protect our environment.

Five Factors that Influence Energy Efficiency

Improved energy efficiency is a benefit everyone expects when they install a new window. But there are a lot of factors, including proper installation that will eventually determine how much-improved performance and comfort you’ll see in your home. When you’re shopping for energy-efficient new or replacement windows, keep these five factors in mind:

1. Energy-Efficient Glass

Dual-pane glass insulates almost twice as well as single-pane, while triple-pane glass maximizes your energy efficiency. Inert argon gas can be used between panes of glass to improve insulating properties and help reduce thermal transfer. Laminated, tempered, tinted and obscure insulating glass options are available from Pella, as well as products with impact-resistant glass.

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