According to the National Resources Defense Council, roughly one-third of a house’s heat loss normally occurs through doors and windows. Some of the causes for unnecessary heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer are air gaps and insufficient insulation.
Drafty windows can cause different problems, such as a drop in indoor temperature and an increase in energy consumption. There are different factors that can lead to drafty windows. Air gaps allow heat to escape from your home and moisture to pass through the windows. Conduction can also result from drafty windows. During winter, conduction transfers heat through the windows. When warm air comes in contact with cold glass, it is cooled immediately. This forces your HVAC system to work harder in order to maintain a comfortable room temperature.
To reduce energy consumption and save money on your utility bills, think about replacing your old windows with energy-efficient windows in Albany NY.
At Huff ’N Puff, we offer high-quality windows from Renewal by Andersen® (RbA). These products come with low-E glass, which limits the amount of heat that goes through the windows. It helps cut your energy expenses by 25%. During summer, low-E glass lets light through the glass but reflects outdoor heat, preventing it from increasing the temperature inside your home. During winter, heat from inside your home is reflected back into the house, which helps keep you warm without increasing your energy consumption.
RbA is part of the Andersen Corporation, a trusted leader in replacement doors and windows. We chose them as our window partner because we understand that custom-made windows in Troy NY can help prevent air gaps. Furthermore, their windows are made from innovative materials that have been tested and proven to help reduce energy costs. Below are some of your options from Renewal by Andersen:
- High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, which is 56% more energy-efficient during summer and 45% more energy-efficient during winter compared with regular dual-pane glass
- High-Performance Low-E4 SmartSun™ glass, which is 70% more energy-efficient during the warm season and 47% more energy-efficient during the cold season than conventional dual-pane glass
Looking for ways to save money? Replace your old windows with energy-efficient ones to reduce energy consumption, save on utility expenses, and help save the environment. Call us for more information about our windows and other ways to make your home energy-efficient all year round.