How Do Energy-Efficient Windows Work?

If you’re asking this question there is a good chance there is more to it than just a curiosity. You don’t just want to know how energy efficient windows work to keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer; you want to know how well it works. Right? So, before we go into some detail about how energy-efficient windows function; let’s hop straight to the questions that matter most.

Dec 16, 2015
If you’re asking this question there is a good chance there is more to it than just a curiosity. You don’t just want to know how energy efficient windows work to keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer; you want to know how well it works. Right? So, before we go into some detail about how energy-efficient windows function; let’s hop straight to the questions that matter most.
 
Will I notice a difference after you’ve installed new windows in my home?
 
No two homes are the same and, obviously, results will vary depending on what your situation is. But here is a quote from one of our Philadelphia customers: “It is a very hot day here; it is probably a hundred degrees out. Within 45 minutes after installation we noticed a marked difference in the temperature. How cool it had gotten. It is the first time the upstairs in my house has felt that comfortably cool, in years.” She definitely felt a difference, and if she could feel the difference, you know she “saw” a difference on her energy bills.
 
How soon will I notice a difference?
 
Again, we can’t promise how quickly you will notice a difference. We can only promise you that you’ll get a superior product and the best installation service in the industry, but several of our customers say what this customer said: “We already feel the difference in the room where the windows were installed.” The energy efficiency that new windows can bring to a home is something that can be felt even before we leave. This is especially true for an attic room or a room that gets a lot of sunlight in the morning.
 
Okay. So how does it work? Here are the technicalities, without getting too technical:
 
If you were to look at your home through night vision goggles, you would see that your windows are where the most heat is. Not because your windows are hot, but because they are where the most heat transfer is happening. Our windows resist this heat transfer in many ways. In double and triple pane windows, the special gases between the panes slow the transfer of heat. We also have a Super Spacer option that creates a larger thermal barrier. Our premium windows offer a low-e system that works to reflect the infrared heat spectrum, as well as ultraviolet rays (which can damage the furniture in your home). Together, these features work to keep heat from passing through, and that means energy savings in your pocket. Immediately!
 
When you’re ready to upgrade your home, give Window Nation a call. Our experienced agents can help you find an effective solution that will fit your budget. Energy efficient windows make a big difference. Start feeling the difference today.

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