Outdated, leaky windows will allow heated or cooled air to escape your home, resulting in higher energy costs. On the other hand, energy-efficient windows are made to beautify your home and increase its comfort. With these windows, your HVAC system doesn’t need to work as hard, meaning you save on utility costs.
Read on to learn how new windows can help keep your home cool this summer.
Added Insulation from Gas Fills
Modern windows usually have at least two panes of glass. In between the glass panes is air or gases like argon and krypton. These gases are denser than air and provide added insulation to your home. They can help keep your home at a comfortable temperature regardless of the weather. With Low-E glazing, these gases regulate your windows’ temperature as well as your interior’s.
Windows With Low SHGC Reduce Heat Transfer
For your window installation project, choose units with a low Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC). SHGC measures the amount of solar radiation that enters your home through your window’s glass unit. It’s measured between 0 and 1. Windows with lower SHGC do better at preventing solar heat from getting inside your home.
Hire a Skilled Window Installer
No matter how high performance and energy-efficient your windows are, they can fail early when not installed properly. Improper installation can also cause your cooling costs to increase. Make sure to hire a reputable window company for your project. It’s always a good idea to do your research before hiring anyone to do work in your home. You can read reviews online, check their website or ask for a portfolio. Also, don’t forget to ask for proof of license and insurance.
For quality window replacement services, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix. Whether you need a new casement, double-hung or bay window, we’re here to help. Call us at (602) 772-5059 or fill out our online form to schedule a free in-home consultation. We work with homeowners in Phoenix and Tempe, AZ.