Winter can be very uncomfortable if your home isn’t set up for it. Part of a warm and comfortable home is having energy-efficient windows installed. As a leading expert in replacement windows in San Antonio, let Southwest Exteriors tell you about energy efficiency and how our windows help keep you warm and cozy.
How Does Energy Efficiency Work?
Energy efficiency aims to reduce energy usage by keeping a stable indoor temperature, reducing your reliance on artificial cooling and heating. This means that the indoors should be consistently warm during cold season and consistently cool during hot days. To accomplish this, your home has to have a well-insulated exterior.
You can insulate the roof and siding easily, as there are several kinds of sheet or blown-in insulation available. Windows, however, are different, as they are mostly made of glass, a naturally conductive material. It conducts heat and therefore causes significant heat loss if installed as single panes. Conventional insulation can’t be used either, so we recommend investing in a dual-glaze design. This separates the inner and outer sides, minimizing conduction.
The glass options feature an insulating airspace that we fill with an odorless, colorless, non-toxic argon blend to improve insulation. It also has coatings that filter harmful UV and infrared rays.
Our windows will keep your home warm and cozy this winter. Call Southwest Exteriors today at (210) 757-4224 to get started on your project today. You can also fill out our contact form for a free design consultation.