The first thing that many homeowners do as the temperature rises is to turn up their air conditioners. While it’s easy to cool your home by running your AC all day long, it can significantly increase your energy bills. Did you know that energy-efficient replacement windows can help keep you stay comfortable all-year-round?
Here’s how new windows can keep your home this summer.
Look for the Right SHGC Rating
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) measures how much heat passes through a window’s glass. The rating ranges from 0 to 1. You should choose windows with lower SHGC ratings as they perform better in preventing solar heat transfer.
Gas Fills for Added Insulation
Windows with multiple panes of glasses are usually filled with argon or krypton gas. These gases are orderless and colorless. You also don’t need to worry about gas leaks since they are non-toxic. They are also denser than air, meaning they provide better insulation. When your home is well-insulated, it’s less likely to be affected by outside temperatures. With energy-efficient units and proper windows installation, your cooling system doesn’t need to work hard to cool your home, resulting in lower utility bills.
Minimize Heat Transfer Through Glass
When looking for new windows, a feature you should look for is low-emissivity glass. Applied during manufacturing, Low-E coating is colorless, odorless and thinner than a human glass. This technology is essential in keeping your home cool. It’s made to reduce heat transfer through windows. The U.S. Department of Energy says that heat is transferred through conduction, convection and radiation. Low-E glass prevents heat transfer via conduction and radiation.
Whether you need new double-hung, casement or sliding windows, Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island is here to help. Call us (631) 843-1713 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We work with clients in Massapequa and the surrounding areas.