How can you reduce your energy bills and at the same time, keep your home warm during the winter? More often than not, the heat inside your home escapes through your windows and unsealed doorways. If your existing windows are not old or not sealing in the air, it may be time for you to consider replacing them.
Choose Energy Efficient Windows
During the winter, a lot of energy is needed to keep your home warm. However, this will not be the case when you install energy-efficient windows. The best windows to have for colder weather can prevent heat loss from your home. Here are the qualities of the right windows to install for the colder season:
Look for windows with frames. When a window is fully sealed with frames, it can prevent draught. Window frames can be made from different materials such as aluminum, wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Each of these materials has its own pros and cons. Aluminum is durable but has low efficiency. Wood is expensive while fiberglass and vinyl are efficient and cost-effective too.
If you can, go for two or three panes of glass. Double glazed windows are more efficient at preventing heat transfer. The more panes, the more vacuum will be created between the panes which can stop the heat from escaping. It is also important to look at the spacers used to separate the panes. Those made from wood are much better insulators.
You can have coating and treatments applied to your window glass. There are some coatings that can make your windows more efficient. For example, a low E-coating is perfect to use because it can reflect the heat back towards its source. As such, it can reduce the amount of heat, if not prevent, from escaping from your home.
Does the cold weather bother you? Start with installing the right windows. You will realize how installing the right window will make your indoor life more comfortable. For more information on window options and other ways to improve your home’s heating, contact us at (301)-420-1800 and one of our professionals will be happy to assist you.