Summer heat and chilly winters can take a toll on your energy bills and leave you researching best practices to save money and energy.
Installing energy efficient, or double pane windows, is another step several homeowners and builders are taking to improve the home value and energy efficiency of a home, which means more money in your wallet at the end of the day.
Double pane windows have two separated glass panes to create an insulating air pocket that hinders heat transfer better than single pane windows.
Energy Saver that Goes Beyond a Double-Pane Window!
There are several window components tested for energy efficiency and performance by the EPA. Each component is measured differently and can improve energy efficiency differently.
For example, a low-emissivity (low-e) coating allows visible light transmittance, without the heat, to penetrate and warm a room. According to the Energy Department,
“By 1988, low-e windows accounted for 20 percent of window sales. Today, more than 80 percent of residential windows and nearly 50 percent of commercial windows sold every year in the U.S. have low-e coatings, saving consumers billions of dollars in energy costs.”
As technology advances, development for newer energy efficient window designs are increasing to help reduce energy use and costs.
To learn more about how the EPA regulates window performance and which energy efficient elements, such as low-e coatings or tinting, is best suited for your lifestyle, click the button below.