The main reason home owners are replacing old windows is to upgrade to more energy efficient models to save on energy bill all year on.While it’s easy to become overwhelmed trying to figure out which window works best for you, we are here to offer you some tips:
TIP 1 : Material
Vinyl, due to its low heat transfer properties, is usually more energy saving materials than aluminum.
TIP 2: Thermal Break
If you are after aluminum window for its modern and sleek look, do look for one that has a thermal break, which can effectively reduces heat loss by 20%-40%.
TIP 3: Low-emissivity (low-E) glass
Allows light and heat in, but reflects some of the escaping heat back inside the room.
TIP 4: Multiple layers with low-conductive gas filling.
Double or triple panes with the addition of argon or krypton gas filling.
TIP 5: Low U-Factors
U-factor is an indicator for how insulating your overall window is. The lower the U-Factor number, the more energy-efficient the window is.
TIP 6: ENERGY STAR® rated windows and NFRC labeling
ENERGY STAR and National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) test window products to determine their energy performance ratings. You find NFRC labels on Value’s windows and doors. Check this website for ENERGY STAR overview and specifications.