There’s only a few more weeks of heat left and if you haven’t already equipped your home to battle against high temperatures, don’t hesitate to build your defenses against the cold! Fall is just around the corner! Energy efficiency to the rescue!
Windows can add to your home’s aesthetic value, but curb appeal does very little in means of saving you energy and in the long run- even money. Energy efficient windows promise to keep your home comfortable; whether you have central air running or you want to keep the heat in, energy efficient windows can limit the transfer of heat and cold through glass to make this possible.
Energy-efficient windows contain a gas that is placed between panes of glass. The two most popular gases are Argon and Krypton. This gas acts as an added insulation barrier to slow down the transfer of heat and cold through the panes of the window. Krypton gas is more dense than Argon gas and is one of (if not the most) energy-efficient gas used to fill windows. If your home is wasting energy due to inefficient windows and drafty doors, it may be time to consider installing New York Sash Windows.
Our New York Sash Energy efficient windows come equipped with either one of these gases, depending on your choice, to help you start saving money on your home. We use virgin vinyl when producing our windows, an ideal choice for replacement units because they can be created using multiple air chambers to create insulation pockets which help in reducing the transfer of heat and cold through the window frame. Vinyl is also easy to maintain and needs no regular upkeep. These windows have endless finishing options, such as interior woodgrain finish and custom colors to match the exterior of your home.
How do I know if I need energy efficient replacement windows?
- Checking for air leaks:There’s actually a very easy way to check for air leaks around your window frames. Simply light a match or incense stick and hold it close to the frame of your window. You’ll quickly be able to tell if there’s a draft coming through the frame.
- Monitoring moisture and mold:Moisture or mold present between the window frame and wall is another sure sign there’s a gap heat is escaping through. This means cold air is entering your home.
- Sealant damage or cracking:Sealant is used around the window frame to ensure a better fit, whilst adding to the efficiency of the unit. If the sealant is cracking or there are visible signs of damage, you can expect the windows to be failing your home’s efficiency.
- Single and double glazing:Any windows installed prior to 1980 are likely to be single glazed. These are far more inefficient than double or triple glazing and will lose heat at an astronomical rate.
- The window frame material:There are three materials commonly used in the construction of window frames; uPVC (vinyl), timber and aluminum. Each has its own efficiency values and could be affecting how much heat is lost.
Right now, you can take advantage of our summer sale and save 50% on the installation of each window you buy. Sale ends on Monday, September 3! Our Labor Day hours are 9am-2pm.
Beat the elements by scheduling a free estimate today!