Energy Efficient Windows for Texas Homes
As a resident of Texas, you are probably well aware of the extreme temperatures that we experience here. The past few years have brought record-breaking highs and lows, which can put homeowners at risk if they are not adequately prepared. One of the most important steps you can take to protect your home and your family is to install energy-efficient windows.
Energy-efficient windows are designed to reduce the amount of heat transfer that occurs between the inside and outside of your home. This means that in the summer, your windows will help keep the hot Texas sun out, and in the winter, they will help keep the warmth in. By reducing the amount of heat transfer that occurs, energy-efficient windows can significantly lower your energy bills and make your home more comfortable.
Recent weather patterns in Texas have made energy-efficient windows more important than ever before. In 2011, Texas experienced the worst drought in over 100 years, with temperatures soaring to over 100 degrees for weeks on end. In 2021, we saw record-breaking low temperatures, with a winter storm that left millions of Texans without power or water.
During these extreme weather events, energy-efficient windows can make a significant difference in the comfort and safety of your home. In the summer, they will help keep your home cool and reduce the strain on your air conditioning system. This can help prevent blackouts and power outages, which are more likely to occur during periods of high demand. In the winter, energy-efficient windows will help keep your home warm and reduce the risk of frozen pipes and other cold weather damage.
Another important benefit of energy-efficient windows is their ability to reduce outside noise. If you live in a busy neighborhood or near a major road, you may find that noise pollution is a problem. Energy-efficient windows are designed to block out noise, making your home more peaceful and quiet.
So, what makes a window energy-efficient? There are several factors to consider, including the type of glass used, the frame material, and the design of the window itself. Here are some of the key features to look for:
- Low-E glass: This type of glass has a special coating that reflects heat while still allowing light to pass through. It can significantly reduce the amount of heat that enters or leaves your home through the windows.
- Multiple panes: Windows with multiple panes of glass have an insulating layer of air or gas between the panes. This layer helps reduce heat transfer and can make your home more energy-efficient.
- Low-conductivity frames: The frame material can also impact the energy efficiency of your windows. Look for frames made from materials with low thermal conductivity, such as vinyl or fiberglass.
- Proper installation: Even the most energy-efficient windows won’t perform well if they are not installed correctly. Make sure to choose an experienced, reputable contractor who will install your windows properly.
At Amazing Exteriors, we only install EnergyStar® certified Marvin windows that offer everything on this list with superior thermal performance. We are fully certified by Marvin to perform professional installation of their energy-efficient, custom-fit windows.
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