When installing new or replacement windows, one of the first things you probably think about is efficiency. You wonder if your windows function as well as you would like them to – by providing light and ventilation, protecting your home and family from harmful UV rays, and projecting your style. But, most important, you wonder if your windows are energy-efficient enough to conserve energy and realize long-term cost savings.
In response to these concerns, HGTV shares three important factors that should be considered to maximize efficiency in your windows. These include glass, glazing, and gas. HGTV suggests that homeowners install double-glazed Low-e glass windows that are filled with either argon or krypton gas to control the heat going in and out of your home, as well as to provide protection from harmful UV rays. These gases are non-toxic and odorless, which make them safe for use at home. Windows that combine these three factors provide maximum energy efficiency and long-term energy savings.