The windows in your home are an investment. The money you may save with cheap windows will go directly to increased heating and cooling costs in the years to come. Though it may be more expensive upfront, opting for energy efficient windows will save you money in the long run.
Glass types vary when it comes to energy efficient windows. Standard windows with a few panes of glass between the casements have the lowest energy rating and only meet the bare minimum requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). There are better options for energy efficient windows.
Low emissivity or low-e glass is one of the most popular and versatile building materials today. Low-e glass is coated with an invisible metallic oxide that reflects heat without blocking out sunlight.
Gas-filled windows are another option when considering energy efficient windows. Gas-filled windows fill the space between the panes with an invisible, odorless and non-toxic gas such as argon or krypton. These inert gases increase insulation value.
When shopping for energy efficient windows consider using us here at Rusco. When installing windows, call a family company you can trust. Call Rusco who has been serving the western Chicago suburbs since 1937.