Utility bills can be expensive—especially when we’re talking about fluctuating temperatures and frigid winters in Thornton, Colorado. One of the best ways to maximize energy savings is to upgrade your home with new window installation. However, it should be noted that not every window is engineered to help you save money on your utility bills.
When it comes to energy efficient window installation, there are several key components that the windows will include. From energy-saving features to price range, here is everything you need to know about saving more energy in your Thornton home:
Look for The Energy Star Seal of Approval
When you want to make sure that you’re getting the best bang for your buck, check for the Energy Star seal. An Energy Star seal will be present on the most efficient replacement windows, including those from Universal Windows Direct.
It takes a special (and very efficient) type of window to become Energy Star certified. The window must meet specific guidelines for its designated region, which includes U-Value and SHGC (solar heat gain coefficient) ratings. These ratings indicate that your home will stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Consider UniShield® Windows
UniShield® windows are exclusive to Universal Windows Direct. They are certified by Energy Star and incorporate the latest energy efficient technology. This technology includes argon and krypton gas—gases that are denser than air and intended to increase the thermal efficiency of your home.
Furthermore, UniShield® windows incorporate both dual and triple pane technology. Triple pane’s third pane of glass pushes the efficiency of your window to its limit, which can help lower your utility bills by as much as $465 per year.
We top off our UniShield® windows with low-e glazing, which helps control the amount of solar heat that is filtered through your windows.
Are You Losing Energy?
The reality is that if you don’t upgrade the exterior of your home, you’ll ultimately lose energy. Universal Windows Direct specializes in offering energy efficient products, from replacement windows to entry doors.
Get in touch with us today to learn how you can save more energy.