Summer is here, which means your energy bills will likely increase as your HVAC system consumes more energy to cool your home. The good news is there’s a way to break this cycle: you can invest in a window replacement project for lasting energy savings.
Let’s take a look at how window replacements can solve your energy efficiency woes:
Why Your Energy Consumption Increases During Summer
Your home is exposed to two sources of outdoor heat during summer: infrared rays (also known as solar heat), which comes from direct exposure to the sun; and radiant heat, the heat that radiates from concrete and just about anything else exposed to the sun.
Infrared is an invisible form of light, which means that it can get through any untreated clear glass product. You can tell if your windows are letting through infrared rays by placing your hand under sunlight that’s shining through a window. If your hand feels hot, then your windows are letting infrared rays through. Radiant heat is absorbed through uninsulated window frames and glass. Window glass that feels hot to the touch even though it’s not exposed to direct sunlight is absorbing radiant heat.
Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
With your home absorbing excessive heat through your windows, your HVAC system compensates by consuming more and more energy, resulting in bigger energy bills. Overcoming this problem requires a long-term solution: window replacements that offer superior insulation and protection against infrared rays without compromising natural light.
Enter Renewal by Andersen® window replacement options. The dual-panel glass, standard on all our replacement windows, reduces the amount of radiant heat absorbed into your home. Combined with our insulated Fibrex® material frames, our energy efficient windows take the burden away from your HVAC system.
Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options take care of infrared rays, featuring spectrally selective layers of low-emissivity (low-E) coatings filter infrared and UV radiation while letting through visible light, just like clear glass. With Renewal by Andersen replacement windows, you can enjoy your summer indoors without worrying about the increased cooling expenses.
Renewal by Andersen® of Portland serves Portland, OR, and the surrounding areas. To learn more about how our replacement windows and patio doors can help improve your home’s energy efficiency, call us today at (503) 419-3960 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation.