The type and quality of your windows can make a considerable difference with how comfortable you are living there, and they play a significant role in energy efficiency (heating and cooling).
So, before having new windows installed, consider these top four features of an energy-efficient window:
- Energy Star Rating
One of the best things about modern windows is that they are carefully designed to save energy and meet a range of other needs.
In general, it’s a good idea to select windows that have been positively reviewed by the Department of Energy and labeled with an “Energy Star Rating.” This label is given to qualifying products that exceed federal minimum performance standards for efficiency, such as those that pertain to insulation and air infiltration.
- Multiple Glass Panes
Old single-pane windows allow heat from intense rays of sunlight during the summer months to filter in and cause your home to become extremely hot. This can lead to a dramatic rise in A/C costs as well as a decrease in the quality of air within the building.
By using double or triple panes, you can prevent heat from entering during warmer seasons but still allow for sunlight when more warmth is needed during colder months.
- Low-E Glass
Low-emissive glass, more commonly known as Low-E glass, allows heat to be reflected away from your property in order to keep interiors cooler and reduce heating needs during cold months.
- High Air Infiltration Resistance
Typically, air leakage is a problem that occurs in older buildings because, over time, windows may become worn down and fail to fit tight within frames.
New windows provide you with an opportunity to improve all aspects of energy performance, including air infiltration resistance, which allows for better insulation than ever before while preventing moisture accumulation and the growth of mold and mildew.
Want Energy Efficient Windows That Meet All These Standards?
Contact us at Clear Efficiency. We deal with Bayview windows by Anlin, and they are rated the most energy-efficient and aesthetically pleasing. Here’s what you get:
- Fewer drafts
- Lower heating costs
- High ROI
- Improved aesthetic appeal
- Noise transference reduction
- Great UV Protection
- Fewer repairs and maintenance
Sounds like what you are looking for? Don’t hesitate to call us for your next window installation. We serve all the residents of Sacramento and the Surrounding 45-Mile Radius.