Energy Tips – What types of windows save energy?
Choosing replacement windows for your home is a big task. There are many factors to consider, but energy efficiency is likely at the top of your list. But what windows are the best for saving energy? The experts at WinTek USA have all the answers here:
Low-emissivity (Low-E) Windows
When you are evaluating energy-efficient windows, one of the first things you should look for are low-E coatings. These are thin layers of metallic particles that reflect light. This helps to reduce heat transfer, ensuring your home is kept at a more comfortable temperature year-round.
Windows that are filled with gas like argon or krypton are more energy efficient than those with just air. Windows with gas fills will prevent both hot and cold outside air from changing the temperature of your home and forcing your HVAC to work extra hard.
Double- and Triple-Pane Windows
The number of panes a window has significantly influences its ability to save energy. Double-pane, also known as double-glazed windows, are built with two panes of glass with a layer of air or gas between them. This greatly increases the windows’ insulation, making them better at blocking outside noise and preventing heat loss and gain.
Triple-pane or triple-glazed windows use three panes of glass with two air or gas filled spaces. These windows provide higher levels of energy efficiency and noise reduction than double-pane, but both are great options for any homeowner.
Contact WinTek USA
WinTek USA is proud to be the window experts serving homeowners in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Northern Louisiana, Tennessee, and East Texas. We offer a proprietary line of windows called EcoTek by ProVia®. These windows come in models that feature low-E coatings and double- and triple-panes. With EcoTek by ProVia installed in your home, your property’s energy efficiency will be better than ever. Contact us today to start your window replacement project.