How to Lower Your Heating and Cooling Costs with Quality Glass
The Benefits of Energy Efficient Glass
Having a “green” home is important to both home owners, and prospective home buyers. Lowering energy costs not only save you money, but also is good for the environment. Home owners are doing many smart things to save on energy like: energy star appliances, turning off heating and air conditioning at peak times, and unplugging chargers or other electronic devices when not in use.
While all these things are great to save energy, there is still about 30% of your energy just flying out of your home. You could do something drastic, like living off the grid, but if you want to reduce energy costs without having to uproot your entire life, you can just change your windows and install energy efficient glass.
High Performance Glass
You may like the look of your “retro” windows, but today’s windows are made with energy efficient glass. They have special low-E coating that reduce UV rays. These are most effective in double or triple paned windows. The space between the glass can add to the energy savings with specialized gasses that trap your inside air in and your outside air out.
Besides double and triple paned glass, there are a variety of different coatings that can be put on your windows to reduce energy loss. These various coatings can block up to 99.9% of UV rays, keeping your windows from letting in too much of the outside elements.
These energy-saving options will also reduce the noise from the outdoors. Yes, you will now hear less of your neighbor’s barking dog.
There is a plethora of window options that can make your home tougher to crack than an ostrich egg. You could install bullet proof or blast proof glass but rather than spend a fortune on crazy safe glass, you could install storm windows. All of the listed windows are made with laminated glass.
You don’t need to live on the coast, near hurricanes, to need storm windows. Storm windows are perfect for any area that has high tornadoes, strong winds, or intense storms. Check here to see if you qualify for rebates on storm windows.
Storm windows don’t have to be up just for storm season. You can leave them up year-round to reduce your energy costs.
Have you watched that tech savvy movie where the windows change tint based on sun exposure and heat? Well that is not some futuristic window, that window can be yours today. “Smart” windows or “Switchable” windows can change from crystal clear to super tinted based on the amount of sun and heat. Think of them like transition lenses for your home.
While they are costly, they will save you in energy. It’s like your carbon foot print doesn’t exist.
Don’t continue to let 30% of your energy blow away. If you are looking to keep all your energy and lower your costs, then contact us today. Not only are we window experts, but we are top rated in customer satisfaction. Let us help you with your window needs today.