Traditional Windows Waste Energy
Your windows are a prime energy waster in your home. Some estimates say that up to 25% of your home’s total heat loss comes from your traditional double glazed sealed windows. However, with new energy-efficient replacement window technology available from Window World & Siding of Charlotte you can cut down on heat loss, realize significant energy savings and lower your monthly utility bills.
Heat loss is not the only drawback with traditional windows. The same windows that allow heat to escape also fail to keep your house cool in the summer months. Your air conditioner must work harder to maintain your comfort, wasting energy and money.
Energy-Saving Window Technology Helps Keep The Heat In
Modern window glass is treated with special energy-efficient materials. With a modern double-glazed window the inside surfaces of the two glass panes are treated with a special low-emission coating. This helps to reduce the amount of heat that passes through the surface of the glass. The space between the glass layers is filled with an inert gas, typically argon gas, which helps reduce heat loss even further.
There are further energy-saving treatments that can be applied to your replacement windows. Depending on your home’s location in the Charlotte, NC area, and the amount of sunlight you receive, you can choose to install special coatings to reflect the sunlight away from your home. This will help prevent the sunlight passing through your windows to overheat your interior during the summer months. However, that same sunlight can be an energy saver in the winter, as it helps heat the room and reduce the load on your furnace. This is something to consider when you are choosing your new replacement windows from Window World & Siding.
Energy Efficient Windows are a Wise Investment
Energy-efficient replacement windows from Window World & Siding may cost a little more initially, but you can quickly recoup that investment through significant energy savings. What’s more, they will be a major attraction if and when you sell your home. So make a wise investment in your home. Contact Window World & Siding of Charlotte for your free in-home replacement window consultation today!