According to the Department of Energy, up to 25% of a home’s energy is lost through the windows. Furthermore, the average household spends $1,500 to $2,500 every year on electric bills alone. These numbers are hard to take in, but you can have more savings if you replace your old, inefficient windows with options from Renewal by Andersen® of Portland.
Features of an Energy-Efficient Window
Installing energy-efficient windows can greatly improve savings and indoor comfort by reducing the use of heating and cooling systems. The Department of Energy has stated the following features to look for in an energy-efficient window replacement in Portland:
- Low-E coating – This type of coating on glass controls solar heat gain and loss. At Renewal by Andersen, our windows come with Low-E4® glass that allows the right amount rays to pass through and reflects harmful ones. This means that your home will stay warm during winter and cool during summer.
- Low U-factor – This rating indicates how much a window conducts solar heat flow. A lower value indicates better insulating properties, which is ideal during colder months. Our glass packages have U-factors that range from 0.24 to 0.25.
- Low Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) – This rates how much solar radiation is admitted through the window. Like U-factor, a lower value means that it can block more heat from the sun especially during summer. Our High-Performance Low-E4® SmartSun® glass has an SHGC value of 26%.
- ENERGY STAR label –The National Fenestration Rating Council gives the ENERGY STAR label for windows that have passed the tests for energy efficiency. All of our replacement windows in Portland carry the ENERGY STAR seal.
- Professional installation – A window’s overall performance depends on the frame, glass, and the installation. Proper installation prevents gaps where energy may escape. At Renewal by Andersen, our skilled installers follow a systematic process to make sure your new windows fit perfectly.
Keep in mind that some window designs allow more ventilation, such as sliding or casement windows. Location is another important factor to consider. Windows that face south collect more heat during winter. If you want more daylight, install windows on the east, north, or west side of your home.
At Renewal by Andersen of Portland, we can help you decide which window is good for your home. Rest assured that our windows would lessen the use of your air-conditioning and heating systems. With our insulating Fibrex® frame, energy-efficient glass options, and professional installation, you can ensure great savings for a long time
Upgrade and save today by replacing your old windows. You can schedule a free in-home assessment by calling us at .