Your windows are one of the easiest ways for warm air to escape outside during winter or sneak in during summer. In fact, energy loss from windows is said to attribute to up to 25% of your annual heating and cooling costs. If you have an older home with windows that haven’t been replaced in a long time, thin single-pane glass could be costing you a lot of money.
Today, homeowners have the option to install energy-efficient double-pane windows that are considerably better at keeping heat in your home in the winter and outside during summer. Installing these windows can not only give your home a major facelift, but can lower your heating and cooling bills significantly, making the savings cover the cost of the new windows in a short amount of time.
How Do They Work?
Double-pane windows are made of two pieces of glass that are inserted into the frame with a very small gap in between them, usually about half of an inch. That small gap creates a pocket that is filled with regular air or sometimes an energy-inhibiting gas which acts as an insulator between the inside and outside panes. This insulating pocket significantly inhibits heat transfer between the inside and outside panes, thus keeping the temperatures inside and outside your home separated much better.
Pros of Double Pane Windows
Double pane windows have a number of distinct advantages besides just a significant increase in energy efficiency in your home as well.
- Noise Reduction: The air pocket in these windows also acts as a great sound barrier, reducing the amount of outside noise that gets into your home.
- Boosts Other Energy Technology: If you have other energy-efficient tech in your home, installing double-pane windows can help perform better. This mutually-beneficial function can help you control your home’s climate even better and save even more money
- Increased Home Value: Adding double-pane windows usually adds a significant boost to your home’s market value as well.
Want to find out more about installing energy-efficient double-pane windows in your home? Green Home Solutions, the go-to Cleveland HVAC company for environmentally-friendly technologies for homeowners, may be able to help you. We can help you select energy-efficient window and door options for your home and then install them with high-quality labor from our skilled technicians.
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