Are These Windows Energy-Efficient? You Bet!
Those windows don't look like marvels of energy savings, do they? At first glance, they look like windows that would let in cool drafts during the wintertime and heat up the house to uncomfortable temperatures during the heat of the summer. But you might be surprised at just how efficient those wide, tall, and dramatic windows really are. Glazed windows, also known as double-pane or triple-pane windows, are proven to reduce heating and cooling costs when installed properly throughout the home. No matter the size or the style of the windows, the same principles apply: There is an inert gas, usually argon, sandwiched between the glass sheets and sealed inside. This forms an airtight seal that is the key to more efficient windows. When the glass is set in the proper framing and the framing is attached to your house by a professional installer, you can see your energy bills drop, no matter the size of your windows.