There are many ways to boost your home’s energy efficiency, and window or patio door replacement projects are among the least disruptive. In just hours, your new units can be installed to improve your home’s ability to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature without relying too heavily on your HVAC system.
Today, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland explains exactly how replacement windows and glazed doors can make your home significantly more energy-efficient and comfortable:
Increasing Thermal Insulation
As major components of your home’s complete thermal enclosure system, high-performance windows and glass doors reduce the transfer of heat effectively. ENERGY STAR-approved products are excellent at trapping conditioned air inside, allowing your AC to regulate indoor temperature without consuming too much energy.
Double-pane windows and patio doors fitted with a spectrally selective, multi-layer Low-E coating and filled with argon gas are your best bets. In addition, a warm-edge spacer, like one that’s made from stainless steel, enhances the insulating properties of the unit.
Reducing Solar Heat Gain
High-performance windows and glazed doors block unwanted heat from the sun exceptionally well. Their Low-E coatings specifically target infrared (and ultraviolet) rays to minimize passive solar heating and fading of your furniture. As a result, your indoor temperature remains lower on hot summer days without over-burdening your air conditioner.
Admitting More Natural Light
Tackling window and door installation with energy efficiency in mind can reduce your dependence on artificial lighting too. Spectrally selective, Low-E coatings don’t reflect most of the sunshine passing through the glass. In turn, your windows and glazed doors can brighten your interior with free energy from the sun.
At Renewal by Andersen of Portland, our windows and doors are ENERGY STAR-certified and have outstanding energy performance ratings. Call us at (503) 419-3960 now to schedule your FREE consultation to get your project started in Wilsonville, Portland or nearby areas.