Nowadays, energy-efficient products are becoming more and more popular as homeowners increasingly prioritize eco-friendly living. But what really makes a product energy-efficient, especially replacement windows? Given the plethora of options, how can you be sure you’re choosing the best one?
Defining Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency means using less energy to provide the same amount of power. Applied in real life, we can say that a product is energy-efficient when it uses up less energy or resources to perform the same function as other higher-energy consuming products.
Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
One of the main long-term benefits of investing in energy-efficient replacement windows is reducing your energy bills. Energy-efficient windows help reduce heat transfer, keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The best window glass for energy efficiency is High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, particularly our SmartSun™ variant.
What makes this glass the best energy-efficient window choice? Here are a few reasons:
- Does Not Compromise the Amount of Visible Light Admitted: Our SmartSun™ glass provides high visibility while protecting your home from harmful UV rays. This means you can enjoy abundant daylighting in your home without worrying about your living space heating up–i.e., no more hiding behind drapes and blinds. And since this glass blocks UV rays, your furniture will also be less likely to exhibit signs of fading.
- It Regulates Heat: This glazing type gives you the best of both worlds—it keeps the heat out during the warm weather, and keeps the heat inside your house when you need it the most during the winter. In fact, it’s 45% more energy-efficient in the winter and 70% more efficient in the summer compared to ordinary double-pane windows found on regular replacement windows.
Of course, all our energy-saving efforts go towards one bigger goal, and that is environmental sustainability. If you share the same sentiment or would like to know more about energy-efficient windows, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland is here to help. We cater to homeowners in Tigard, West Linn, Beaverton and nearby areas in OR.