Blog

Benefits of Insulating Windows

Benefits of Insulating Windows

When it comes to your home, there are several different factors that you need to consider as far as saving on your utility bill. Winters are cold and it can become expensive to heat the home to the desired temperature. This can leave homeowners either accepting a higher bill or making the family wear their winter coats inside. 4th DC has been able to help homeowners in the Denver Metro area with a solution that will help you save money for years to come. Insulated windows have been helping to cut down on cost due to their energy efficient properties. We want to help you understand how heat escapes and what options you have to prevent it in the first place.

Heat escapes in 4 main ways when it comes to your windows:

  1. Heat escapes directly in and out along the edges because of gaps that you can’t even see.
  2. Heat will pass through the window panel itself.
  3. Heat gravitates toward cooler objects until there is an equilibrium achieved. This is the cause of up to 65% of your heat loss.
  4. The last way that heat loss occurs is when your heat comes up through the vent and touches the cold window, the air then cools and sinks creating a convection current. While on the outside you have cold air blowing against the window. The air next to the glass is then disturbed in both cases which is a part of the window’s insulator. Air is good but moving air causes heat loss.

So, what can you do to prevent heat loss and higher utility bills? There are always ways to get around not putting in more energy efficient windows but honestly that won’t give you the most savings in the end. You have double pane or triple pane windows that you can choose from. The triple pane windows, although it will cost more, will save you more money in the end. From there you need to decide the type of frame that you want. Without an energy efficient frame your windows won’t do you any good. Vinyl, fiberglass, and wood are good options. You will definitely want to stay away form aluminum window frames. Additionally, you will want to consider low-E glass coatings to ensure that heat will stay in when it should, and out when it’s hot. This is the gist of the choices that you will need to make when considering a more energy efficient option.

4th DC has been able to help many homeowners when it comes to upgrading their windows. We have helped many to cut down on their utility bill and save when it comes to long term savings. If you would like your windows upgraded then give us a call today and we can schedule a free home estimate for you!

By 4th Dimension Concepts 11-14-2019