Perhaps you’ve heard about the cost-saving advantages of energy-efficient windows and found no reason for doubts. But if you’re one of those homeowners who rightfully would like more information before you make a window replacement decision, it helps to know the primary features that make windows energy efficient—low-E glass, warm edge spacers, and insulating argon gas fills. Windows with these features are often rated by the federal government’s ENERGY STAR® program as ideal options for more energy-efficient homes.
Energy-Efficient Windows Resist Heat Transfer
Windows should open living spaces to views and natural light while adding beauty and even a sense of spaciousness. But windows must serve all of these functions without compromising thermal comfort, and that’s where those energy efficiency features come into play. By limiting the amount of heat that can pass through the window, they create more stable indoor temperatures. This means your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to maintain your thermostat setting. The less energy your HVAC uses, the more you can save on energy costs. Assuming your energy-efficient windows are vinyl crafted for longevity, like those offered by Harley Exteriors, your window replacement project could end up saving you money over the long haul.
Windows Designed for Pacific Northwest Weather
Harley Exteriors installs windows designed specifically for the local climate. Made from hardwearing vinyl that will never chip, crack, or peel, no matter how harsh the seasons, our windows are equipped with advanced energy efficiency features and bear the ENERGY STAR label. What’s more, they feature panes that block 95% of ultraviolet light for extra protection from UV rays that can fade carpets and furniture. To learn more, contact Harley Exteriors today.