When it comes time to choose new windows for your home, there are many factors to consider. You’ll need to choose a style, manufacturer, color and whether you want window grids and their style. What should be at the top of your list of must haves is that they are ENERGY STAR™ windows for Indianapolis. ENERGY STAR windows offer many benefits, besides the obvious of saving you money on your heating and cooling costs.
Higher Quality Windows
If a national builder built your home, chances are good that they used windows just good enough to meet the building codes during construction. That means they spent as little as possible; hence, you likely don’t have the highest quality windows. Quality windows that meet ENERGY STAR standards have welded frames and come with strong manufacturer warranties. Most custom windows are made to fit your window openings which means they let in fewer drafts around the windows themselves.
They Include Low-Emissivity Glass
Low-emissivity (commonly called Low-e) glass is one of the biggest differentiators between older windows and new ENERGY STAR windows. Low-e glass does more than just help with energy efficiency. It also helps prevent fading of carpets, flooring, curtains and furniture. That’s because low-e glass’s purpose is to help block solar energy. Sunlight, or solar energy, contains ultraviolet, infrared and visible light. Low-e glass helps block much of the ultraviolet and infrared light while letting in the visible light. Ultraviolet light is what fades things inside your home.
All ENERGY STAR windows include either two or three panes of glass. The reason is that the air or other inert gas between the panes of glass acts as insulation. If you currently have single pane windows and touch the glass of the windows, you feel the heat or cold from outside. With dual- or triple-pane windows, when you touch the glass, it feels closer to the air temperature inside your home.
Blair Windows & Doors Offers Quality ENERGY STAR Windows in Indianapolis
Although we sell several brands of windows, you can have peace of mind that all the windows we sell and install are ENERGY STAR rated for the greater Indianapolis area. If you’re looking for new windows to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home, call us today to schedule your free consultation and quote at (317) 356-4666 or fill out our contact form.