Summer is not far off. During this time of year, your home can feel like an oven with you and your family roasting inside. Rather than switching the air conditioner on full blast and spending a fortune on your energy bill, consider switching to Low-E glass. Find out what type of window this is and how it can lower indoor temperature.
What Is Low-E Glass?
As suggested in its name, low-emissivity windows are a type of glass with a coating that reduces their emissivity. Emissivity basically refers to a surface’s ability to radiate energy. The coating applied on low-e glass is designed to curtail the level of infrared and ultraviolet light that passes through the window. It does this without affecting the amount of visible light that gets through.
All the scientific stuff aside, what you need to know is that the lower the emissivity the more energy efficient it is. Windows also have an emissivity rating. For comparison’s sake, uncoated glass has a rating of .84. Coated window ratings vary, but some have a rating as low as .02.
Coated windows on average are about $40 to $50 more per pane than uncoated windows. However, you’ll quickly recover the cost by saving elsewhere, such as by using a lower AC setting. It also increases your house’s value should you decide to put your property on the market down the road.
Invest in Low-E Windows
Contact Exteriors Unlimited to have your existing windows swapped out with new Low-E glass windows that will deflect heat without blocking natural sunlight. We also install siding, so consider a full exterior home makeover. It’s an investment that improves efficiency and enhances visual appeal. Our special offers make installation affordable for all Spokane homeowners. With Low-E glass, your home won’t feel like a sweltering jungle in the summer months.
Low-E Glass Installation for Spokane Homes & Businesses
Serving Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, Cheney, Sprague, Reardan, Spangle, Rockford, Fairfield, Edwall, Ford, Clayton, Springdale, Deer Park, Colbert, Chattaroy, Mead, Airway Heights, Davenport, Ritzville, Nine Mill Falls, Rosalia, Oakdale, Tekoa, Colfax, St. John, and Endicott Elk, Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene since 1984