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The winter season is making its way into many Eastern states and with this return of cold weather, higher heating costs rides its coattails. Throughout the country, heaters are beginning to work overtime. That's because many homes allow the heat to leak out via poorly insulated windows.
According to weather.com, here are the average temperatures for the month of January:
Cleveland, OH - 28 degrees on average
Baltimore, MD - 33 degrees on average
Washington, DC - 36 degrees on average
Charlotte, NC - 41 degrees on average
With temperatures close to freezing, it is important that your home holds in the maximum amount of heat. A well-insulated home requires your heating system to run less which results in lower heating costs through the long winter. One way to reduce heat loss through Window Nation’s energy efficient window replacements.
While replacement windows are an upfront cost to homeowners, they will end up saving a lot of money down the line. Heating bills will be lower because the heat will actually stay in the home, creating an evenly heated space rather than drifting out through older and less efficient windows. And with heating costs not expected to drop anytime soon, it is important to save on resources as much as possible.
To learn more about Window Nation’s energy efficient window replacements as well as ways to save money on your heating costs this winter, please contact us today! We are experts at installing windows and offer this service throughout our large service area including Maryland, D.C., Northern Virginia, Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and the Delaware Valley (read: Philadelphia region)
As our world shifts to energy savings and energy efficiency, home improvement can get a little confusing. Especially for windows because they look the same so many wonder, how are they any different from other types of window and what advantage is there in replacing windows? Well aside from lowered heating and cooling bills, there is a technology piece that plays a big role in how energy efficient windows work. To help clarify the way window technology works these days, the window pros at Window Nation have a breakdown of some efficiency features to keep you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
For energy efficient windows, a Low-emissivity glass also known as Low-E glass is used to help block the rays of the sun (90% in fact) and keep the heat inside when it’s cold and outside when it’s hot. There are also many glazing options, which include tints, gas fills, and reflective coatings. Again, these are all used to help save you on your heating and cooling costs.
To help keep your windows thermally-efficient and condensation free, 100% polymer structural foam is used instead of metal as a window insulation. Window Nation uses the Super Spacer® which lowers the U value or the rate of heat loss by .01. The lower the U value, the greater the efficiency of the window.
Some of the latest technologies to windows are multiple panes of glass and the use of gas. Double paned and triple paned glass increase the blocking of UV rays. With a triple paned glass window, up to 97% of the UV rays will be blocked and this will keep you more comfortable year round and also prevent fading of fabrics, flooring and other belongings. Another great technology to energy efficient windows is filling the space between the insulated glass with Krypton gas to further reduce heat transfer.
Windows can be like a thermal hole if they are not equipped with the proper glass, coatings, and spacers. Some estimate that one third of the money spent on heating and air conditioning literally go right out the window. But with the many new technologies to energy efficient windows, all you have to do is worry about getting the old windows replaced! You can be sure that you will start saving money and have a more energy efficient home as a whole.
For for more information on energy efficient glass and replacement windows in Cleveland, Baltimore, D.C., or Charlotte, contact Window Nation today! Now is the perfect time to get started on your energy savings.