The Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows

August 28, 2019

Windows aren’t just an aesthetic choice. When you design your home or replace your existing windows, you can make your home an energy efficient haven. Depending on where you live and which direction your windows face, installing energy efficient windows is a great way to cut down on your power bill and provide insulation.

The easiest way to figure out which windows will work in your home and climate is to visit Architectural Windows & Doors, Inc. to talk with our team about your individual needs. We are a high-end window supplier in Glenwood Springs, CO and can assist you in every step of the process. From choosing the perfect windows to flawless installation, we know you’ll be thrilled with your home and energy savings.

What are energy efficient windows?

Often, energy efficient windows are made from double- or triple-pane glass, with a gas (usually argon or krypton) sealed in between the panes. The glass panes are spaced slightly apart and hermetically sealed in order to keep from leaking.

If in doubt, look for the Energy Star rating. These windows come with a “low E” coating, which refers to their low emissivity. In the summer, the windows reflect heat away from the home, and in the winter, heat is trapped inside the home as well as reflected in. Coated window glazes can also be spectrally selective, which means they filter out heat while allowing the full spectrum of light to shine through. This can increase your energy savings up to 50 percent, while only costing 10 to 15 percent more than regular windows!

What can energy efficient windows do for you?

Here are some of the reasons our customers love energy efficient windows:

  • Save money: The Department of Energy has found that homes with energy efficient windows save over $500 on energy costs per year, on average. Investing in your windows today will guarantee years of lower bills.
  • Save the planet: These windows can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by anywhere from 1,000 to 6,000 pounds, compared to the same home using single-pane windows. When you use triple-pane windows, the savings go even higher.
  • Prevent fading: Not only will your home be more comfortable, but coated energy efficient windows also block harmful UV rays that can fade your draperies and furnishings.
  • Muffle noise: Finally, all of the extra insulation is great for keeping noise where it belongs: outside! Anyone living in a busy neighborhood or who is sensitive to noise knows you can’t underestimate the value of peace and quiet.

With a wide range of available options, you’ll be delighted to find that your energy efficient windows are also beautiful and fully customizable for installation in homes of any style. We’d love to help you find the perfect windows to help save you money and make your home a real sanctuary.

For more information, or to schedule a consultation to begin working with a high-end window supplier in Glenwood Springs, CO, reach out to the team at Architectural Windows & Doors, Inc. today.

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