Identifying Some Key Factors That Affect Window Performance

You can probably think of a lot of ways to save energy and reduce your monthly bills, but did you know that replacing your windows is one of the easiest and most effective ways? New energy-efficient windows have been proven to save energy and money for homeowners throughout Florida. To understand what makes new windows so much better for your wallet and the environment, read this article and learn about some of the key factors that affect window performance.

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Low-E Glass
It all starts with the glass. Energy-efficient windows, like those available from Window World, are made using UV-filtering Low-E Glass. Low-E Glass reduces solar heat gain in the summer by filtering long-wave radiation from the sun. During the winter months, Low-E Glass blocks the heat in your home from escaping. In other words, this specialty glass can lower your heating and cooling bills year round.

Gas Fillers
Energy-efficient windows  feature at least two pieces of laminated glass sandwiched together and then filled with either argon or krypton gas. These nontoxic gases act as invisible barriers to prevent UV rays and extreme temperature from entering your home—and the more barriers that separate the inside of your home from the exterior, the stronger the protection from heat gain or loss, and the less you will spend to cool and heat your home.  

Window Spacers
The final piece of the puzzle is the spacer. Window World’s Intercept™ spacer system creates an effective thermal barrier to retain insulating gas. The Intercept spacer system also keeps the edges of the window glass warmer, so your home feels more comfortable in the winter.

If you would like to know about energy-efficient replacement windows, contact Window World of Central Florida. We provide  high-quality replacement windows  for customers in Orlando and throughout Central Florida. Visit our website to learn more about our windows and installation services, or call us today at (321) 282-6200 to schedule your free, no-obligation in-home estimate. 

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