If you’re like most people, you want to know all that you can about the bigger purchases that you make for your home and windows are no exception. Ask around and you’ll find a unanimous opinion that today’s energy efficient technology is much better at saving you heating costs and keeping your home comfortable than the old wooden windows of your grandparent’s days. Still, along with these great innovations comes some technical terms that might need some explanation.
For example, one of the terms you may hear are Low-emittance (low-E) coatings. This refers to the thin coating of metal or metallic oxide that’s put on the glass itself and these are designed to reduce heat loss while allowing for solar gain. Of course that’s just one of the advancements that have revolutionized the window and door industry and another with a popular if not misunderstood name also helps to make your new windows more functional.
The air space between the layers of glass has always been a sore spot for the manufacturers of premiere windows. Convection currents were always at the centre of the energy loss problems. When the space was filled with air, these air currents carried heat to the top of the frames and let colder air settle at the bottom.
Enter another innovation – argon gas, a relatively inexpensive way to dramatically stop this energy loss. Using this gas, heat loss between through the windows is reduced.
Getting these two innovations together assures you of having a comfortable inside and the peace of mind of energy savings.
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