Choosing energy efficient windows from Rescom Exteriors is a smart choice that not only reduces utility costs, but makes life more comfortable for you.
The more energy efficient your windows are, the higher their potential to lower your monthly utility bills in both summer and winter. This also results in a more comfortable indoor environment, smoothing out the “highs and lows” you may experience when your HVAC system continually cycles on and off. More efficient windows can also reduce the strain on your heating and cooling systems. They’ll have to run less often, which can extend their service life.
One more advantage of our Bristol® replacement windows: adding a microscopic Low-E glass coating can reduce the entry of harmful UV rays, which can fade carpets, drapes and upholstered furniture.
While all of Rescom’s replacement windows are energy efficient, certain options and upgrades are available to increase performance and further reduce your home’s heating and cooling costs. For example, installing windows with Low-E glass panes sandwiched around sealed inert gas, in combination with our warm spacer system, can increase the thermal efficiency of your windows by 35-40 percent.
There are several factors that are used to measure the energy efficiency of a replacement window:
- Solar Heat Gain: Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) measures how well a window blocks heat from the sun. The lower the SHGC, the better the window is at blocking unwanted heat gain, which is particularly important during the summer cooling season.
- U-Factor: U-Factor measures how well a replacement window prevents heat from escaping your home. The lower the U-Factor, the better the window is at keeping heat in. As you might imagine, U-Factor is particularly important during the lengthy winter heating season we experience here in New England.
- Visible Transmittance: Visible Transmittance (VT) measures how much light comes through a product. The higher the VT, the higher the potential for natural illumination in your home.
To find out more about how energy efficient replacement windows can help keep your home more comfortable, while reducing energy costs, call Rescom at (866) 410-5884.