If you are looking for ways to save money on your Denver home’s energy costs, Scottish Home Improvements is here to help. Of course you know that a large portion of your energy bills go to pay for heating and cooling costs. But did you know that one of the things that strongly effects those costs is the energy efficiency of your windows?
If you have old windows, the seal of the glass in the frames might not be very tight anymore. The frames themselves might be old and warped, allowing air to leak in and out. When it comes to energy efficiency windows, Denver homeowners are discovering that they can make a huge difference in energy bills, compared to the windows they have now.
Many factors affect the thermal efficiency of a window, but none more than the actual type of glass that is used. With energy efficiency windows, Denver residents know to ask for low-E glass. Low-E stands for low emissivity. In other words, these windows are made with a specially treated glass that reflects heat, rather than conducting it through the glass.
If you’ve ever stood at the window on a blazing summer day, you know how much heat comes through the window, and how hard your air conditioners must work to compensate and keep the house cool. With low-E glass, that heat is reflected right back outside, where it belongs. The reverse is true in winter. Energy efficiency windows in Denver keep the heat in the house. The result is savings on your air conditioning and heating bills.
And having tight window frames without air leakage doesn’t hurt either!
Have you been thinking about replacement windows? Perhaps you’ve just bought an older home, and all the windows are difficult to open and close. That’s a sure sign that the wood has warped over the years. And there is probably a fair amount of air leakage as well. Or perhaps the old wooden frames are just worn and shabby looking. There could be many reasons you decide to get replacement windows, but whatever your reasons, you have a great opportunity to make your investment work for you over the long haul.
With energy efficiency windows, Denver homeowners can cut their carbon footprint, go a bit greener, and have windows that are actually more insulating and more durable than what they had before. By the way, the style of window you choose also affects its thermal efficiency. Did you know that single hung windows were more efficient than double hung?
For a quote on energy efficiency windows, Denver and the Front Range, why not give us a call today? We’d be happy to answer any questions and help you find the perfect windows to look great and help you save money on your energy bills for years to come.