Always Read the Labels

Read this brief article to see how you can make sure you are using energy efficient windows

By NICK JOHNSON

How do you know the windows in your home are energy efficient? They have to be labeled as such by NFRC, and they must meet Energy Star standards for efficiency. You can also look at the U-Factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) ratings of potential new windows!

You can also look at the U-Factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) ratings of your potential new windows in order to get an idea of their overall energy efficiency. Both of these numbers are listed on the NFRC label as well as online through third party websites like RaterCalc.com or WindowEnergyRating.org . These sites allow you to compare different brands and models side by side so that you can find which one is right for your needs!

The amount of air infiltration that occurs in a window can vary greatly depending on the design and construction. It’s important to understand what kind of performance rating each window has so you can make an informed decision when choosing new windows for your home.

Air leakage is a major problem in the United States. In fact, it’s estimated that around 30% of energy loss in buildings comes from air infiltration. This means that if you have an older home with single pane windows, you could be losing up to 50% of your heating and cooling costs through those windows alone!

Air leakage is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing replacement windows because it will have a direct impact on your energy bills, comfort level, and even indoor air quality. If you are looking for ways to save money on heating and cooling costs this summer, then reducing air infiltration should be at the top of your list!

If you want to save money on heating and cooling bills this year, then it’s time to start looking into new replacement windows for your home or business from Window and Door Specialties. Our low-e glass may be your best answer. Newer double-pane glass can reduce heat transfer by as much as 75%, which will help keep more money in your pocket at the end of every month. But don’t just take our word for it – we offer free consultations where one of our trained professionals will come out and measure how well (or poorly) your current windows are performing so we can give you a quote based on what makes sense for both you and us! We also provide financing options if needed!

Contact us if you want more information about finding high performance windows with low air infiltration rates!

“Air leakage is a major problem in the United States. In fact, it’s estimated that around 30% of energy loss in buildings comes from air infiltration. This means that if you have an older home with single pane windows, you could be losing up to 50% of your heating and cooling costs through those windows alone!”