How Can Replacement Windows Keep Your Home Cool?

Summer weather conditions aren’t easy on your home. The hot, humid air causes your air conditioner to work harder to keep your home cool, increasing your home’s energy consumption. Your old, drafty windows aren’t easing the strain: according to the US Department of Energy, heat gain and loss through windows are responsible for 25-30% of residential heating and cooling energy use. Save money on your energy bills this summer with energy efficient replacement windows from Window Nation. Our windows are Energy Star certified, saving you money on your energy bills all summer long.

Why Should I Be Concerned about My Single Pane Windows?

If your windows are original to your home, you most likely have builder-grade single pane windows. These windows are typically inexpensive, making them a popular choice for homeowners looking to cut costs when renovating. Single pane windows have just one pane of glass, offering your home little insulation from the summer heat and humidity. These windows allow almost 90% of UV rays into your home, offering no protection against intense summer sunlight that heats your home. Window film or tinting can be added for additional protection; however, we recommend replacing these windows with energy efficient double or triple pane windows for a long-term solution.

How Can Replacement Windows Help in the Summer?

Eliminate Drafts

Your old, drafty windows are one of the biggest culprits for energy loss in your home. Your windows are letting the cool air inside your home escape, causing your air conditioner to work harder to keep your home comfortable. The most common cause of drafts is seal failure, which can be caused by wear-and-tear over the years. When the window seal fails, the gas between the glass escapes, causing your windows to lose their energy efficiency benefits. Drafts can cause your energy bills to skyrocket if left unrepaired. Window seals can be repaired; however, it’s best to replace the window to improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Energy Efficient Glass Options

Keep your energy bills this summer by replacing your outdated single pane windows with double or triple pane windows from Window Nation. These windows are equipped with additional panes of glass to keep your home insulated from the summer heat and humidity. Double pane windows are best for homeowners looking to boost their home’s energy efficiency at a wallet-friendly price. These windows have two panes of energy efficient glass, keeping your home comfortable year-round. Argon gas is inserted between each pane of glass to minimize heat transfer, preventing hot air from entering your home.

For maximum energy efficiency, we recommend choosing triple pane windows. These windows offer the same benefits as double pane windows with an additional pane of glass for top-of-the-line energy efficiency. Unlike double pane windows, which have Argon glass between the panes, triple pane windows have Krypton gas inserted between the panes for added insulation. Our triple pane windows also come standard with an upgraded spacer system, blocking the cool air inside your home from escaping.

Low-E Glass Coating

Both double pane and triple pane glass are coated in a special Low-E glass coating, reflecting sunlight and heat off your windows. Low-E coating works with the gas between your windows to improve overall energy efficiency. The sun’s rays are strongest in the summer, causing your home to heat quickly. Low-E coating will reflect these harmful rays, keeping your home cool and reducing the strain on your air conditioner. For maximum energy efficiency, consider replacing your window treatments with dark curtains or shades to further prevent sunlight from entering your home.

Want to Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency this Summer?

Don’t waste your money with inefficient windows. Replacement windows from Window Nation will save you money on your energy bills while keeping your home comfortable all summer long. Once you’re ready to start your window replacement project, contact Window Nation. Our team of exterior design consultants will meet with you to discuss your project, giving you a quote good for up to six months. We also offer Energy Star certified siding and doors to give your home the energy efficiency boost it needs. Schedule your in-home estimate today!

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