When you’re looking for new replacement windows, you’ll likely be directed toward energy-efficient windows. They are great investments, offering a number of benefits that every homeowner can enjoy. However, like any other investment, it’s important to do some research first.
Here’s a quick FAQ to get you started:
What Are Low-E Windows?
Low-emissivity (Low-E) windows feature a microscopically thin coating of metal oxide that works to block heat from the sun to prevent passive heating without hampering natural light. This helps keep cooling costs down and reduces dependence on artificial lighting during the day, both of which can affect your energy bill.
Are Gas-Filled Windows Safe?
Energy-efficient window options come with gas fills in between panes to improve thermal performance. Fibrex® windows, for instance, uses argon. As an inert gas, it is odorless, colorless and non-toxic, making it safe to use. Argon is better than air at insulating, making it more capable of keeping heat transfer at bay.
What Is ENERGY STAR®?
ENERGY STAR® is a program designed to promote energy efficiency. Run by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it provides information on which products are energy-efficient, helping consumers make informed choices. ENERGY STAR-certified windows are guaranteed to be energy-efficient, having met standards set by the program.
Should You Get Energy-Efficient Windows?
Yes! While the most practical benefit energy-efficient windows have to offer has to do with energy savings, they can also help improve overall comfort in your home. Not to mention that newer replacement windows are exceptionally designed, contributing toward boosting your home’s curb appeal.
At Renewal by Andersen® Midwest, we know windows. We are here to make sure all your window requirements are addressed. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (866) 997-8537, or fill out our contact form. Schedule a FREE consultation with us today!