Windows That Will Help Beat the Heat
When it’s summer and the temperature is rising, your home should be a cool oasis where you can escape the heat. However, by leaning so heavily on your HVAC system, you may be overburdening it, which can cause your utility costs to rise. One of the main ways you can prevent this is by using your windows to protect against the sun. It just makes big dollar sense. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an average household spends over 40% of its total annual energy budget on heating and cooling costs—costs that can be reduced by 15% on average by just switching to energy-efficient windows.
What Makes a Window Energy Efficient?
The best way to use windows to beat the heat is to invest in ones that are designed with the following features:
- Quality frame materials – Opt for durable, low-maintenance framing materials, like fiberglass, vinyl, and wood-clad, that will reduce heat transfer and help insulate better.
- Multiple panes – Two panes of glass with a gas-filled space in the middle insulate far better than a single pane of glass.
- Low-E glass – These special coatings reflect infrared light, keeping heat inside in winter and outside in summer.
- Gas fills – Non-toxic, odorless, colorless gases, such as argon gas, are inserted between the glass panes of energy-efficient windows, as they insulate far better than regular air.
Turn to SpringHouse Window & Door
If you want to beat the summer heat with energy-efficient windows, turn to the home improvement experts at SpringHouse Window & Door. We offer fiberglass, vinyl, and wood-clad replacement windows that are crafted by industry-leading manufacturers Marvin and Sunrise. They are designed to provide exceptional energy efficiency, so you’ll feel more comfortable inside your home year-round and may also notice lower monthly energy costs.
To find out more about the top-of-the-line window selection we offer to homeowners in the Southeastern Pennsylvania and Wilmington Delaware areas, contact SpringHouse Window & Door today.