An energy-efficient window may look like any other window, but it offers a much higher level of performance. It takes a fusion of advanced technologies to build an ENERGY STAR®-certified product for Cincinnati homeowners. In today’s post, we discuss what makes our windows so energy-efficient.
To provide a high level of energy efficiency, your window frames need to be durable, well-insulated and able to minimize heat transfer. A window that lacks even one of these qualities will cause energy waste one way or another. Your Cincinnati window contractor should explain how weak frames crack or bow more quickly with extreme temperature swings, letting out conditioned indoor air.
When it comes to insulation, two window panes are better than one. They make a thick thermal barrier, helping maintain a stable indoor temperature no matter what the weather outside is doing. And the gas mix trapped between the panes is a huge factor in blocking the effect of the elements.
Triple-pane units are supposed to give the best performance, but their steep price renders them impractical for many homeowners. Fortunately, double-pane replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen® provide a high level of energy efficiency at an affordable price.
Pumping an inert gas into the void between the two window panes helps decrease the rate of heat transfer, boosting the energy efficiency of the unit. The most popular choice is argon, because it’s affordable and offers excellent performance.
Applied to the inner surface of the exterior glass, these special coatings block the sun’s infrared light (which manifests as heat), while providing excellent thermal insulation. In a way, the special coatings act as a two-way mirror. They make your home naturally cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Warm-edge technology helps minimize thermal transfer throughout the glass. Without it, heat loss would occur at a higher rate along the glass edges. Stainless steel is the best alternative to aluminum, which is notoriously inefficient. Stainless steel isn’t only less conductive but also far stronger.
The ratings of Renewal by Andersen of Cincinnati windows exceed ENERGY STAR’s requirements across the country. Call us at (513) 283-8981 now to set up your free consultation, and learn more about what makes our high-performance windows effective. We are a trusted window replacement company serving Cincinnati, OH, and nearby communities.