Cranking up the AC isn’t the only way to cool your home during summer. Your choice of home improvement products such as your siding, roof and windows can have a huge impact on the temperature inside your home during hot summer days.
Choosing the right replacement windows can definitely help improve air circulation inside your home, while also helping you reduce your energy consumption. Read on as JLR Home Renovation explains how to live more comfortably and sustainably by choosing the right replacement windows.
Low-E (low emissivity) glass blocks heat from the sun while allowing visible light into your home. This means your home remains cooler even under direct sunlight. Replacement windows with low-E glass can significantly reduce your annual energy consumption, which is why this type of glass is a standard feature in ENERGY STAR®-certified replacement windows.
Frames and Panes
The strongest argument for vinyl frames is their insulating ability. Wood is an equally decent insulator, but vinyl is preferred because it’s lower maintenance and better at preventing potential air leaks.
Additionally, your choice of panes will also have a big impact on the energy efficiency of the unit. Upgrading from single- to double-pane windows can significantly improve your home’s energy efficiency, providing your home with an extra layer of protection against heat.
Operable windows are those that can be opened and closed. Installing operable windows is a must in areas where ventilation is crucial, such as the bathroom and the kitchens. Consider choosing operable replacement windows for your next kitchen remodeling project.
At JLR Home Renovation, we can help you find the best replacement windows to help improve your comfort and reduce your energy bills. Give us a call at (717) 361-6175 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Palmyra, Elizabethtown, Mount Joy and other nearby areas in PA.