We are often asked for energy efficient home tips. Who wants a nasty surprise when the utility bills arrive? In this industry there is frequently an emphasis on low cost buildings but in reality they rate poorly with thermal performance.
One thing for sure, choice of window glazing can make a difference to your utility bills.
Window glass, called glazing, has come a long way since the days when windows had only a single pane between you and the elements.
Incorporating some of the Low E Glazing solutions (low-emissivity (low-E) coating, an invisible layer of metallic oxide that reduces the amount of heat that passes through the glass) or Double Glazing can be a very smart investment.
While low-E coatings add 10 to 15 percent to the cost of a window, research has shown that they cut energy expenditures by about 25 percent over plain insulated glass. That means low-E windows can pay for themselves in 5 to 10 years
Think of it this way. Energy efficient windows are designed to prevent your heated or cooled air escaping from your home. Their increased insulation dramatically changes the home’s energy usage and therefore your utility bills! Better still makes your home more comfortable for all and boosts your home’s value.
We can provide advice how to choose the best windows for your climate, and even tailor windows for specific rooms in your house.