One of the biggest reasons homeowners get replacement windows in Buellton, CA is for energy efficiency. They want their home to be as energy efficient as possible so they can save money on their energy bills and waste less heat and air at the same time. Replacement windows, even in their standard forms, are more energy efficient than what you likely have on your house now. However, there are ways to upgrade the windows to make them even more efficient. If you can afford the upgrades, decide if they are worth the extra cost to save even more on your energy bills. Here are a few upgrades to consider:
Triple Pane Glass
If you have older windows, they might even be single pane glass. That really does very little to block the outside air from coming in. Today, double pane glass is standard and there’s always a layer of air between the panes as well. You can also add another pane of glass to the window’s glass pack for triple pane glass. There’s also two layers of air between those three panes of glass, all of which adds efficiency to your home.
Inert Gas Fillings
When you have double or triple pane glass, it’s standard to put air between the panes. It insulates well, but there are inert gas options that insulate even better. Argon gas is found in the atmosphere and very easy to grab and put between the window panes. It’s denser than air and insulates better. While it costs more than air fillings, it is less expensive than the other option, which is krypton gas. Krypton gas has to be manufactured and while it is the most efficient option of the three, it is also the most expensive.
Glass panes are larger now than they were in the past because technology has allowed frames to be smaller than they were in the past. While that allows in more natural light, it’s hard to keep the heat out with large windows. With low-E coatings, you don’t have to worry about the heat. These invisible, metallic coatings block out the heat and the UV rays so you can get the natural light you want without increasing the heat in your home. You also don’t have to worry about fading furniture or flooring.
If you want nothing but the best, look for energy efficient replacement windows in Buellton, CA. Any quality window will give you further energy efficiency in your home, but if you add some of these upgrades, you can get even more. When you’re ready to look into the details, contact Quality Windows & Doors by calling (805) 984-5895. We can answer your questions about the different details and figure out which you want to add to the standard windows. You can also stop by and look at window labels and details in person by stopping by 1430 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030. We’re here to help you get the most efficiency possible for your home.