Benefits of Efficient Windows
Energy efficient windows can substantially reduce the costs associated with heating and cooling. This section on Energy & Cost Savings illustrates these savings in both heating and cooling climates.
High-performance windows not only provide reduced annual heating and cooling bills, they also reduce the peak heating and cooling loads. This section on Lower HVAC Cost illustrates how the use of high performance windows can help in reducing HVAC equipment sizing.
Cold glass can create uncomfortable drafts as air next to the window is cooled and drops to the floor. Also, strong direct sunlight through window onto people and interior surfaces can cause overheating and discomfort. This section on Improved Comfortillustrates how high performance windows, in different climates, help make home more comfortable.
High-performance windows create warmer interior glass surfaces, reducing frost and condensation. This section on Reduced Condensation illustrates the impact of temperature, humidity, and window technologies on condensation.
Daylight and view are two of the fundamental attributes of a window. This section on Increase Light & View illustrates how high performance windows help to reduce unwanted heat gain while still allowing light to enter into your home.
Materials such as carpet, fabrics, paper, artwork, paints, and wood may fade upon exposure to sunlight. This section on Reduced Fading illustrates how windows can influence the type and intensity of transmitted radiation.