When you need to lower your energy bill, your windows can be a possible solution. They are the source of daylight and ventilation. That’s why you can modify them to your advantage. Here are ways you can make your home energy efficient with new windows.
When you need to keep the windows airtight, focus on the seals. These weatherproof strippings are designed to repel water and wind. Any damage to these parts can mean developing a draft. Make sure they are secure so that you won’t lose any precious hot or cool air.
Sometimes the source of high energy costs is the lighting used in your home. Even finding energy-saving alternatives can be tough. After all, you don’t want to have dark rooms during the day. To address this, get picture windows at your home to bring in more daylight. They can make the room brighter and reduce the need for more lighting.
Improve the Frames
The frame of your windows can also be a problem. It absorbs the heat that hits your home. You need the right materials, especially heat-resistant kind. This way, you cut down on the amount of heat that transfers into your home via the frames. That’s why our experts offer Fibrex® frames for our doors and windows. They are composed of 30% wood fiber and are designed for better insulation.
Find Low-E Glass
Like the frames, glass acts as a barrier for the heat. However, the type of glass counts too. Those with single-pane windows will suffer from higher heat transfer. A better alternative is a triple-glass window with low-E coatings. The additional glass means less heat goes through, while the coating cools down the air in between. That’s why we use this glass for all our products, such as our double-hung and sliding windows.
We offer high-quality and energy-efficient products to residents of Albuquerque, NM, and other areas in New Mexico. Give us a call at (505) 312-6577 to start discussing your replacement plans. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule your FREE in-home estimate.