Today’s windows come with many new features to improve their energy efficiency. These include innovative sealing methods, low-emissivity coatings, low-conductivity spacers, and insulating gas fills. Renewal by Andersen® of Houston talks about the mechanics of gas fills and explains how our windows can help save you money.
Insulating Gas Fills
Gas fills are special gases between the glass panes of an insulated glass unit. Window manufacturers pump these gases in their insulated glass units because they improve thermal efficiency. Viscous, slow-moving gases like argon and krypton allow for less convection compared with ordinary air. This minimizes convective currents and reduces heat transfer. Our replacement windows in Sugar Land, Texas, have an argon glass blend for better thermal performance.
Other Window Features
In addition, our windows have several other features. Our window glass has low-emissivity coatings that minimize heat transfer and maximize the amount of visible light that gets through. This keeps your home cool in summer and warm in winter. They also have a stainless steel spacer. This spacer is strong and conducts less energy. All of our windows including our sliding windows in Sugar Land, Texas, also benefit from a precise sealing process. Renewal by Andersen uses dual seals for increased reliability and durability.
Benefits of Our Windows
These features make our windows one of the most energy-efficient units in the market. Our windows are 45% more energy-efficient in winter and 56% more energy-efficient in summer when compared with typical dual-pane glass. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass also blocks 83% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Lastly, our sliding, double-hung, bay, bow, casement, and picture windows in Sugar Land, TX, can cut your energy bills by up to 25%.
Our windows can save you significant amounts of money and make your home more comfortable. They are a smart investment. In addition, they feature a wide range of customization options, making it easier to match to your home’s style. Renewal by Andersen of Houston believes that changing your windows can help change your home. Call us at (281) 547-6177 to learn more about our insulating gas fills. You can also schedule a free in-home consultation.