Do you ever wonder how much heat energy passes through your home’s windows on a cold winter day? How about how much warmth radiates or leaks inward on a hot summer day?
Thermal imaging devices reveal it is a sizable heat loss. It’s an uneasy feeling when on very cold, windy days and nights, your furnace is constantly on and you must pay the gas bill.
Besides a lower gas bill, new window development is driven by our collective need to reduce our energy consumption. It’s for our economy and good for our environment. So how do your reduce your heat losses?
Latest Developments in Product Quality
New window and glass technology is improving the heat transfer resistance of manufactured window units. The glass is better and the thermal unit/frame structure is better. And with professional installation, you will have the best performing windows possible.
Whether it’s your A/C unit or furnace, heat transfer means your money is floating away.
Triple pane windows with argon gas filler have a tremendous low e rating. Now is a great time to get your order in and get it installed before this year’s heat wave, and next winter’s frigid, blizzard conditions.
Heat is Always Moving to Where It’s Cooler
Heat will always seek to move from where there is plenty to where there is little. It’s almost like the cold air molecules have a magnet that draws heat from warm air wherever it is.
That’s the issue here. It’s fairly rare during the year when the outside air temperature is equal to your home’s internal room temperature. So for 95% of the days of the year, heat is either going in or out of your windows, walls, roof and doors.
Each Material Has its Own Thermal Transfer Rating
The technology and science of controlling thermal transfer gets more advanced in both material and additional techniques. Each type of material that might be used in your windows and window frame construction for instance, has its own thermal transfer rating.
The Best thermal conductivity values are seen in the chart below. Lower numbers indicate better thermal heat transfer blocking. Polyurethane foam appears to have the best heat blocking power, while Aluminum, a common material used in commercial building windows allows maximum heat transfer.
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It Goes Right Through Your Window Glass
Glass is actually porous, so heat can radiate and conduct right through the window. High quality windows fight that expensive heat loss using argon gas filler within double/triple panes together with reflective glass coatings or glazing.
Vinyl windows and wood windows have the best thermal qualities and the lower price of vinyl replacement windows makes them very attractive these days. Vinyl windows make up the lion’s share of replacement window sales.
We can manufacture your windows (and doors) with the highest thermal characteristics available. We also sell other brands of windows including EuroVinyl Windows, Pella Windows and Oceanview Patio Doors.
Call us Today and get a quote on thermal efficient windows for your home.