How Do Energy Efficient Windows Work?

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You hear it all the time: “Your energy bills will save you money on replacement windows!” “Replacement windows will increase energy efficiency in your home!” —but how exactly are they helping? You may not realize how much energy and money) you’re wasting because of your windows if you have old outdated windows. Most old windows lack the premium features of energy efficiency that modern Austin replacement windows have, causing your energy bills to skyrocket. Texas Energy Experts’ replacement windows come standard with top-of-the-line features to boost energy efficiency in your home.

Efficient Glass for Energy

You most likely have builder-grade single pane windows if your windows are original to your home. Single pane windows have only one glass pane, offering little to no outside insulation from the air. Texas Energy Experts’ replacement windows are available in a variety of glass options, giving your home the energy efficiency boost it needs.

If you want to increase the energy efficiency of your home on a budget, consider replacing your windows with double-paned glass. These windows have two Low-E coated glass panes that offer premium energy efficiency at a price that is wallet-friendly. Up to 80% of UV rays from entering your home will be blocked by double pane windows, keeping your home comfortable while protecting your furniture and flooring from fading.

We recommend replacing your windows with triple-paned glass for maximum energy efficiency. Three panes of energy-efficient glass have triple pane windows, keeping your home comfortable and well-insulated. Such windows prevent 90% of the UV rays from entering your home, protecting your home from sun damage. There are two options for triple pane windows, Ultra and Ultimate, so that you can choose the best fit for your home. We recommend choosing Ultimate triple pane glass if you’re looking for maximum energy efficiency, offering the same advantages as Ultra triple pane glass, but with additional protection from the UV rays of the sun.

No matter the window glass you choose, you can feel comfortable knowing that you will save money year-round on your energy bills.

Low-E Coating Glass

One of the most essential parts of your replacement windows is window glass. Texas Energy Experts’ replacement windows have low-emissivity glass, also called Low-E glass, to keep your home feeling comfortable regardless of season. By reflecting sunlight and heat from your windows, Low-E glass prevents damaging UV rays from passing through your window panes. In the summer, this glass works to keep your home cool, lowering the strain on your air conditioner.

Low-E glass, a cost-effective option that offers superior reflective capabilities, is coated with silver oxide. Low-E glass and silver oxide, along with the gas between your windowpanes, keep your windows well-insulated. Texas Energy Experts’ replacement windows have Argon gas between the panes to enhance the insulation of your window, minimizing heat transfer through your windows. This gas helps keep your window temperature closer to the temperature in your room.

Systems Spacer

In keeping your home comfortable, window spacers play a critical role. In determining how much heat or cold can pass through the window panes, spacers separate the glass panes, playing an important role. Texas Energy Experts’ replacement windows use top-of-the-line Super Spacer technology, reducing your windows’ heat loss rate. A rule of thumb when shopping for replacement windows: the lower the heat loss rate, also referred to as the U value, the higher the window’s energy efficiency.

New Windows Needed?

Schedule an estimate with one of our exterior design consultants when you’re ready to start your window replacement project. Our team will talk with you about your project and go over your choices so that you can find the best windows for your home. For up to six months, you will then receive a good quote. At Texas Energy Experts, schedule your in-home estimate today.

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