As the seasons change, you might be thinking about new window replacement. You already know that outdated windows can cost you as much as 25% of your home’s energy loss. So, it’s important to install the most efficient windows possible. But how do you make sure that you’re getting the most energy efficient windows possible?

Carefully Choose Your Glass Package

The glass in your window provides much more than a view of the outdoors. It’s one of the keys to keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Look for the following technologies for maximum energy savings:

Argon or Krypton Gas

Your glass package should contain argon or krypton gas. These invisible, odorless gasses increase the insulation of new replacement windows. Serving as an extra thermal blanket, this upgrade helps you experience increased indoor comfort along with lower energy bills.

Triple Pane Glass

This is where we specialize here at Window Depot Penn-Ohio. Our triple made windows are made for Northeastern Ohio and Western PA weather. The extra pane of glass allows for tremendous energy savings. In fact, studies show that triple pane is more energy efficient than dual pane glass packages. This is especially true when it comes to cooling your home in the summer. Keep in mind that we offer triple pane windows for the cost of dual pane!

Don’t Cut Corners on Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping is an essential component for making your home free of drafts. The weatherstripping on your new window should compress when the window is closed. If your window is an irregular shape, several types of weatherstripping may need to be used to create a tight seal against the elements. You’ll also want to consider the material of the weatherstripping since cheap felt can age quickly and absorb a lot of moisture.

Window Depot Penn-Ohio’s barrier fin and bulb seal weatherstripping keeps drafts and water out of your home!

Consider Energy Efficient Glazing

Low-e glazing on your windows also helps your home stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. During the winter, its job is to allow natural sunlight to stream through the windows. As the natural sunlight helps to heat your home, your HVAC system can take a break from continuously running.

During the summer, the opposite occurs. The sun’s rays are reflected away from your home to prevent overheating. This also allows you to run the AC a little less during the summer.

Professional Installation

Even if you invest in the most energy efficient windows, it won’t make a difference if they are incorrectly installed. Professional window installation is vital to the performance of your windows, making all the difference in the world in terms of your comfort and energy bills.

When you choose window installation with a professional contractor, you’ll know that your windows are installed with an airtight seal to prevent energy loss. Meanwhile, professional window installation can make the difference of hundreds of dollars saved (or lost!) per year.

Get Energy Efficient Windows from Window Depot Penn-Ohio

Our replacement windows are certified by Energy Star and stand as one of the best investments you can make for your home. Learn how our windows can make your home outstandingly comfortable while lowering your energy bills by contacting us today.