Windows are an important part of every home, especially when it comes to conserving energy and minimizing how much you spend on bills for utilities. Without energy efficient windows, you’ll end up paying more for heating or cooling your home, which pretty much no homeowner is keen on doing. In this article we’re going to go over a few types of windows that are more energy efficient than others.
The first type of window is the multiple-pane window. Single-pane windows allow much more heat to escape and cold to enter, whereas windows with double or triple panes work as better insulation for your home. They’ll keep it warmer in the winter without having to blast the heating and cooler in the summer without ne need to turn the air conditioning all the way up.
Another type of energy saving window is the gas-filled window. This is also a multiple-paned window, only this type of window is filled with gas in between the panes. This gas acts as a shield against outside temperatures. The two most usual gas types are krypton and argon. With gas-filled windows you’ll have that extra layer of protection from heat in the summer and cold in the winter.
One more type of energy efficient window you can get uses a special type of glass called low-E glass. This glass has a special coating which helps the heat stay in and the cold stay out in the winter and works the other way around in the summer.
Sealing your windows properly will also work wonders. With properly sealed windows you can avoid drafts and wafts of cold wind seeping into your home. You can use glass putty or silicone to seal up the borders of your windows that are letting cold air into you house. If you’re familiar with doing this type of procedure you can even do it by yourself, although for the majority of homeowners they’ll want to call a professional to do it for them. It’s not a complicated procedure and shouldn’t cost too much.
With these tips you’ll be able to keep your home at a pleasant temperature all year around and not have to spend a whole bunch of money on heating and cooling.