Here at All American Window & Door we understand just how hard Wisconsin winters can be. It’s cold, snowy, and overall just gloomy. We especially don’t want our homes to suffer during this time. We understand how necessary it is to crank the heat up in your home to provide a safe haven from the snow and ice. Yet the cost of heating is always a present issue. Old or inefficient windows can lead to the cost being much higher due to the warmth leaking out and the cold leaking in. All American Window & Door has the solution for you! Invest in energy-efficient windows today to keep warm and save costs on heating this winter.
Energy Efficiency: What Does It Mean?
Every homeowner has heard the energy efficiency buzzword, but what exactly does it mean? Energy efficiency is, in short, the act of saving energy at home. A homeowner’s main regard in this situation is their utilities. Using less energy on utilities directly correlates with saving money in the long run.
Old, dated, and inefficient windows are costing you more than you think! These windows are often known to let cold air in and hot air out in the wintertime These outdated, single-pane windows can cause homes to lose a significant amount of energy and heating throughout the winter, greatly increasing the cost of heating. Heat is lost in many ways with traditional windows including conductivity, radiation, and convection. Each of these processes causes your home to be less energy efficient through the loss of heat. Conductivity is when heat is lost from it passing straight through the window onto the other side due to its single pane. Radiation is the process of heat passing through the window directly as infrared energy. Convection happens when hot air meets the cold glass window and ends up sinking to the floor, pulling more hot air with it causing a draft. Finally, heat can be lost with older windows due to air leakage from poorly insulated areas.
The best way to fix these issues is to invest in energy efficient windows from All American Window & Door.
What Are Energy Efficient Windows?
Energy-efficient windows are primarily designed to prevent heated or cooled air from escaping a home. This is the best way to save on energy costs and to keep your home at a constant temperature.
Energy efficient windows consist of two or three panes of glass instead of the conventional single pane. There is also an inert gas, usually argon, filling the spaces between the two panes. The inert gas is not used to conduct hot or cold air, but is instead used as a thermal blanket for your window as an insulator since it is a poor conductor.
Energy efficient windows are also made with Low-E glass.Low-E glass has been treated with a microscopic amount of metallic coating that is designed to filter the amount of UV light is let into your home. This allows for more heat in from outside during colder months and keeps the heat gain lower in hotter months. This is one way energy efficient windows can regulate the temperature year round in your home.
The Low-E double or triple panes combined along with the argon gas creates an extremely energy efficient window. Energy efficient windows have two factors that tell homeowners just how energy efficient they are; the U-Factor and the R-Value. The U-Factor measures the rate of heat transfer and how well the window insulates. The lower the U-Factor, the more effective the window is at insulating heat. The R-Value refers to a building’s insulation level based on the material used. Each region in the U.S. has its own specified R-Value.
Make Your Home More Energy Efficient With All American Window & Door Co.!
Here at All American Window & Door we have the experts to make your home more energy efficient to save you money in the long run. We will find the perfect energy efficient windows for your home with the best U-Factor and R-Value for your budget. We understand that upgrading your windows can be a scary upfront cost, but the long-term benefits greatly outweigh the cost. New, energy efficient windows will make your home astronomically warmer in the winter to save you from the frosty Wisconsin nature. Not only do these windows keep you warmer, but they save you a ton of money in the long run due to the cut of cost on utilities. Trust us as your energy efficient window supplier and installer.
Contact All American Window & Door today to get started on your energy efficient window journey!