Choose energy-efficient windows to lower your utility costs.
On top of looking attractive, the right windows will reduce energy loss and help keep your home comfortable. If you've discovered that your old windows are a source of drafts, costing you more than you should be paying in energy bills each month, make sure your replacement windows are fitted with energy-efficient features.
Window World of Portland specializes in SolarZoneTM insulating glass packages that are designed for superior thermal performance, all while keeping your windows both beautiful and energy-efficient. Our energy saving options include the Warm-Edge Spacer System, low-e glass, and argon gas to make your home "greener." In addition to its environmental benefits, our SolarZoneTM glass package will prevent ultraviolet energy from entering your home and causing potential fading to your carpets, curtains, and furniture.
Contact us today to schedule a free estimate for energy-efficient windows in Portland, Vancouver, Beaverton and areas nearby!
While the material of the window frame makes a difference, the energy efficiency of your replacement windows is mostly determined by the glass that is used - which is why we recommend windows with a low-e coating.
Window World of Portland uses SolarZone low-e glass for our replacement windows. This low-e glass is made out of an invisible metallic coating, a reflective material that gets applied to the second surface of an insulating glass unit where it admits light while redirecting heat back to its source. This means that hot summer air is kept outside, and your home's heating is reflected back inside in the winter – it's worthwhile year round!
Example of an ENERGY STAR label for a qualified window in Northern climate zones.
The answer to this question might seem obvious – low-e glass is energy efficient. But this material also offers some additional benefits:
Besides low-e glass, argon filled glass is another option. Argon is a non-toxic, odorless gas that is used in glass windows to prevent condensation and frost from forming on the window and provide improved soundproofing. Argon gas is filled between the panes of glass in a sealed unit to increase energy efficiency.
At Window World of Portland, we also offer the Warm-Edge Spacer system. A window's spacer system is what separates the glass layers and can have a significant impact on overall energy efficiency. Our Warm-Edge Spacer features a unique U-channel design that effectively blocks the path of escaping heat, reducing condensation on the glass and preventing heat loss for your home.
Another way to bolster your window's energy performance is to make sure they're fitted by a professional. Replacement windows especially need to have exact frames to fit the available space. The experts at Window World of Portland will have no problem ensuring a perfect window for your home that won't lose any additional air.
Furthermore, All ENERGY STAR windows feature a label with energy performance ratings from the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). The label tells homeowners and contractors about how much heat and light travels through the windows through the U-value, solar heat gain coefficient, and visible transmittance of the windows. This way, you know exactly what your window can offer.
No matter what replacement window you end up choosing, make sure it's working hard to save you money through increased energy efficiency. Call Window World of Portland at 1-844-827-0004 or contact us online to schedule a free estimate for window installation! We offer our energy-efficient windows to customers in Vancouver, Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Newberg, and areas nearby.