Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
Summer temperatures are around the corner and that means HVAC systems will be working to keep homes cool. Inefficient windows can be responsible for energy loss and upgrading to energy efficient windows can keep a home cool and save on energy bills. Glass Doctor has put together a checklist to help make window updates a breeze.
Understand window ratings
Familiarizing yourself with energy performance ratings will help when deciding on the window update. The climate you live in can dictate what type of window you will need.
Consider fiberglass and vinyl material
Wood and aluminum can be efficient. However, fiberglass & vinyl are designed to outfit the heaviest panes of glass and reduce noise.
Look at low emissive glass
Low emissivity glass features thin, transparent metallic coatings that reflect the sun’s heat away from your home. The glass allows cool air to stay inside and prevents sun-damaged furniture.
Keep spacers in mind
A window’s spacer keeps the perfect amount of distance between windowpanes for the best airflow. It contributes to insulation and heat reduction.
The quick fix
If you’re looking to increase efficiency on a budget, consider weather striping or adding storm windows to existing windows to cure air leaks.
This checklist from Glass Doctor will help you decide the best practices for picking the right window updates for your home.