ENERGY EFFICIENCY


ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Energy-efficient replacement windows pay for themselves in energy savings!

The good news is that replacement windows are the most cost-effective home improvement you can make. The reason for this is that they start paying you back immediately.

Glass is a very poor insulator, but it makes an excellent window. The insulation in a window is actually Argon gas that is trapped between the panes of glass. Sir Home Improvements triple-pane Polaris Windows also adds Nitrogen gas to keep the argon securely in place.  Polaris windows are rated at R-24, which is a higher insulative value than the walls in most houses. They are also rated by Energy Star as the best window in North America.

 If your seals are broken and the Argon has escaped, it takes a great deal of energy to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Another problem is that this taxes your furnace and air conditioner, causing them to burn out before their time trying to keep up with replacing with all the escaping energy. You may be surprised at how much money you can save simply by replacing the windows. In some cases, they can actually pay for themselves in the energy they save.

Signs of Broken Seals:

  • Condensation or fog between the panes
  • Frost in the winter on the inside of the window
  • Mold or mildew on the frames and/or glass
  • You can feel heat or cold radiating through the
    window when you pass by or place a hand close to the glass