Energy-efficient windows don’t just save you money on heating costs in the winter–they also make your Cincinnati home more comfortable. In today’s post, we explain how our energy-efficient windows can improve your quality of life in many ways this winter.
The Energy Envelope
Let us first take a look at how windows affect energy consumption. Every home has what is called an energy envelope, an enclosure that consists of the attic, the exterior walls and the fenestrations (doors, skylights, and windows). A properly insulated energy envelope helps maintain stable indoor temperatures, minimizing the burden on your HVAC system. In addition to the energy savings, it also makes your home more comfortable by eliminating drafts and cold spots.
Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows
Insulation is the key element of all energy envelope components. Conventional insulation made of fiberglass or cellulose (wood fibers) is used in the exterior walls and the attic, while entry doors typically have an insulated core. Windows present a different challenge since they are mostly made of glass, a naturally conductive material.
Energy-efficient replacement windows feature dual-panel glass as a standard component. The space between the glass panels eliminates contact between interior and exterior surfaces. Combined with insulated frames, energy-efficient windows round out the energy envelope. Whether you choose standalone double-hung windows or oversized bay windows, you can expect comfort and energy savings throughout the winter.
Renewal by Andersen® Replacement Windows
Renewal by Andersen offers custom replacement windows designed for maximum energy efficiency. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass packages and Fibrex® material frames have all been proven to provide exceptional insulation. The low-emissivity coatings also block unwanted parts of sunlight, such as UV and infrared rays. Our Transferable Limited Warranty is your assurance that you will enjoy comfort and savings for a long time.
To learn more about our energy-efficient replacement window styles, including specialty windows, call Renewal by Andersen of Cincinnati today at (513) 283-8981. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve Mason, Sharonville and Loveland, Ohio.