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What is an Energy Efficient Window ?

by Ezra on March 26, 2018 No comments

An energy efficient window is a special type of window that is designed to prevent cooled or heated air from escaping your home therefore lowering your electricity usage. In an effort to save money on high electricity bills, homeowners will usually make energy efficient upgrades such as solar installation, cool roofing installation, insulation and HVAC installation and overlook energy efficient window installation which is very important. Not only will the installation of an energy efficient window lower your electricity bill but it will also make your home more comfortable. An energy efficient window has several advantages over a regular window such as :

Low U-factor

U-factor is the the measurement of how much heat is conducted through window. Energy efficient windows have U-factors which are much lower than regular windows and this means that they are much more energy efficient.

Low Air Leakage

Another important advantage that an energy efficient window has over the regular window is the low air leakage which is a very good sign of energy efficiency. Energy efficient windows are designed in such a way that keeps air leaks to 0.30 cubic feet per minute per square foot of window. Low air leakage means that you don’t have to continuously run your heating or cooling system which in turn saves you money.

Gas Filled

Some energy efficient windows are filled with certain inert gases because they are much better insulators than air. These energy efficient windows are double-paned in order to get filled with denser gases such as argon, krypton or xenon.

Whether you are looking for a window upgrade or a window installation for a new home construction, energy efficient windows are always the best choice especially for homeowners in Los Angeles. Contact Landmark Construction Crew if you are looking for an energy efficient window installation with a Licensed, Bonded and Insured contractor. Call us at (818) 319-4970 for a free consultation.

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