Energy Efficient Windows
At Bell Remodeling and Construction, we know that energy efficient windows are an important consideration for both new and existing homes. Heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%-30% of residential heating and cooling energy usage. The good news is that energy efficient fixes exist. Adding storm windows can improve window energy performance ratings. So, too, can properly weatherizing your windows. But the best way to guarantee your windows’ energy efficiency is to have the most energy efficient windows in the first place. Here’s some information on various window types to help you decide if different windows might help lower your energy costs:
A casement window is a window that opens more like a door. A crank on the inside of the house opens and closes the window. Casement windows are the most energy efficient windows.
Double hung windows can only open vertically from either top or bottom and are less efficient than casement windows.
Sliding Windows open horizontally and are the least energy efficient windows because they do not grip the frame like the others.
Single hung windows open vertically from the bottom sash and they are more energy efficient than the other sliding windows.
For further information concerning which style of window is ideal for your home, please schedule a free in-home consultation today.