Energy Efficient Windows and Refrigerated Air Go Hand in Hand
Living in a desert climate means El Paso residents have come to value anything that can help us get through the long, hot summer season. Energy efficient windows often become a homeowner’s best friend when it comes to summer energy bills.
Old windows can often become drafty, with cracks that end up letting cooler air out of your home, making your cooling system work harder than it has to. Or, as with many El Paso homes, you may not have the right type of windows installed for this type of climate.
Pro Windows can evaluate your home’s windows and help you find the right choice to make your home as energy efficient as possible. When you pair energy efficient windows with refrigerated air, you will notice the difference right away. Not only will your cooling system be able to work efficiently, but your energy bills will be noticeably lower year round.
What to Know About Energy Efficient Windows
So what makes windows energy efficient? There are certain specifications that make a window truly energy efficient. One of those requirements includes the frame material. Accepted materials include:
All of these materials are reinforced in some way. Fiberglass, vinyl, and aluminum frames are often filled with foam insulation, while wood frames are reinforced with aluminum or composite layers in order to maximize the insulation they provide. Composite frames are made from various materials fused together in order to provide optimal insulation. Combination frames also make the most of different materials throughout the structure in order to provide optimal performance.
The actual glass used must be certified Low-E glass and will have gas fillers that help provide more protection from UV rays and cold weather. Each window will also have multiple panes and warm edge spacers that help reduce any infiltration from outside weather.
Where Can You Install Energy Efficient Windows?
There is no limit to where you can install energy efficient windows. No matter what type of window shape you have, we can offer a high-quality energy efficient window. Some different types we offer are:
- Garden windows
- Casement & awning
- Double hung
Are They Right For My Home?
Did you know there are different types of windows for different types of climates? Many El Paso homes do not have the right type of windows, leading to energy inefficiency, hotter or colder homes, and sometimes even more serious problems. However, energy efficient windows are adaptable to every home. If you are noticing your energy bills are higher than usual or your windows are getting older and draftier, it’s time to call Pro Windows. We have a wide selection of manufacturers that offer quality windows at different price points and configurations for different homes. Our experts will sit down with you and help you choose the right ones for your needs.