Every winter you lose money. Your home needs to be filled with heat to keep the cold out, and that heat costs money to generate. It doesn’t matter what resource you buy to create that heat: electricity, oil, gas, wood, coal, or something else; you’re spending your hard-earned money to fill your house with heat. You’re probably acutely aware of this fact because it hurts to spend money to create heat, doesn’t it? This may have even prompted you to trade your oil furnace in for a wood stove or switch over to gas instead of using electricity. It only makes sense. It is easy to see that buying something that will help you spend less is a good thing. But there is another factor involved. A factor that is much harder to see and truly understand. When you pump heat into your home, it doesn’t stay there. It leaks out. Let’s take a look at this.
 
Imagine the worst possible scenario. A group of guys come over to your home and remove all of the insulation from your wall voids and attic spaces. What would that do to your energy bills? They’d go through the roof, wouldn’t they?
 
It is easy to see in a big example like this, that keeping that heat inside is good for your bottom line. You probably save yourself thousands of dollars a year because you have insulation in your walls and attic spaces, but would that insulation be worth it if it only saved you $500 a year? Of course it would. That’s money in your pocket. That’s movie night with the kids, dinner out with your spouse, and a whole host of other fun things. Having insulation to hold all that precious heat inside is worth it. Not to mention the fact that living in a drafty house is miserable.
 
If you have old, leaky windows, it is like throwing money right out those windows. When heat escapes, you have to pay to replace it. Keep more heat in your home with ENERGY STAR® certified windows from Window Nation. Our Extreme Low- E coated windows reflect infrared light back into your home, instead of allowing it to pass through. Plus, our double and triple pane glass holds gas in between each pane to resist the transfer of heat. Every dollar saved is one more dollar you have to spend on things you want to spend your money on.
 
When you have new windows installed from Window Nation, you don’t just get a beautiful new look to your home and the added convenience new windows can bring, you also reduce heat loss and pay out less to those energy companies. Get in touch today and start putting all that lost money into your pockets instead of into theirs.

When you decide to install new energy efficient windows in your home, the decisions don’t stop there! Along with making the choice to change out the old windows in your home for new Energy Star rated windows, you need to choose the style, the color, the material as well as the glass options for your new windows. All of these options are important, but we’d like to discuss the different glass options you can choose to make your new windows as energy efficient as possible. Here are just a few of the energy efficient glass options you can choose for your home from the window installers at Window Nation.

Extreme Low-E– These windows are our most popular glass option, combining value and energy efficiency with UV protection. These windows feature double pane insulated glass with 2 Low-E silver oxide coatings to increase comfort inside your home year round. These windows block 80% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Click here for more information on this energy efficient glass option. 

Ultra Triple Pane– These windows feature insulating glass with 2 Low-E silver oxide coatings on 2 panes of glass plus a third pane of Low-E glass to maximize comfort throughout the year. These windows block 90% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Click here for more information on this energy efficient glass option.

Ultimate Triple Pane– This triple pane glass system provides excellent thermal performance and holds extremely high ratings for energy efficiency in all areas of the country. It features insulating glass with 2 Low-E silver oxide coatings on 2 panes of glass plus a third pane of Low-E glass to maximize comfort year round. It blocks up to 97% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Click here for more information on this energy efficient glass option. 

As you can see, replacing windows in your home with more energy efficient window options including energy efficient glass can save you money on your heating and cooling bills and better protect your belongings from the sun’s harmful rays. Along with these glass options, we offer glass coatings to further improve the insulation and energy efficiency of our windows.

For more information on the energy efficient windows and glass options available, contact Window Nation today. One of our sales representatives will be happy to discuss your options and make your new replacement window dream a reality! Our service area includes Maryland, D.C., Northern Virginia and Ohio.

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.

Glass coating

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.

Spacer systems

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.

Window technology

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.