Are you in the market for new energy-efficient windows? You know you want windows that not only look great, but save you money and make your home more comfortable – but do you know exactly what makes a window energy-efficient? There are a number of different things that factor into the energy efficiency of windows.
Factors that influence window energy efficiency include the:
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To go into a little more detail, an “energy-efficient window” has:
A high-quality frame – certain materials help insulate better
Low-E glass – the special coating on this type of glass helps keep heat inside your house in the winter and outside in the summer
Multiple panes – two panes insulate better than one (especially with gas-filled space in between them), and three-pane windows are even more energy-efficient and offer more sound control
Many replacement windows are ENERGY STAR rated (just look for the blue label!), but what exactly does this mean? How does a product get an ENERGY STAR label? In accordance with EPA requirements, ENERGY STAR replacement windows (and other products):
Plus, if these products cost more than conventional products that are less energy-efficient, consumers should be able to recover the cost through utility bill savings, within a “reasonable” time period.
The ENERGY STAR label was initially created to accomplish two things:
Here at Quality Window & Door, we like Weather Shield windows for shoppers looking for energy efficient window products. Weather Shield has an extensive selection of window and door products with various levels of energy efficiency.
Weather Shield’s new Weather Shield ReInvented campaign launched last year with an emphasis product quality and industry-leading energy efficiency features to meet market demand for energy efficient windows.
Weather Shield windows have a number of available energy saving features like real warm-edge spacers, Zo-e-Shield Low-E glazing on the windows, insulated frames, and insulated air pockets between panes of glass.
Use the chart below to learn more about Weather Shield’s energy efficiency options:
If you’re looking for energy-efficient replacement windows that can help your wallet and the environment, Quality Window & Door has what you need. We offer a wide, non-proprietary selection of windows from leading manufacturers. In fact, that’s what makes us stand out among other replacement window companies in Maryland! We aren’t about high-pressure sale tactics – we want to help you find the absolute best product.
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