With the rising cost of energy, it’s understandable if you want to do all you can to keep your energy costs down. After all, your utility bills eat up a chunk of your budget every month. What some homeowners don’t know is that their doors and windows play an important part in their home’s energy efficiency, and sometimes your current casement or bay window may not always be as energy-efficient as you think.
The Andersen Corporation is hard at work with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to make a “super window” that can suit your energy-efficiency needs. In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois discusses how the upcoming super window can benefit you and the window and door industry.
A Summary of Its “Super” Qualities
Despite the fact that it’s still in development, the super window is said to be a “thin triple” super window design that has seven-times more insulating power than a single-glazed window. This is due to the three layers of glass, the krypton gas in between the panes, and the low-emissivity coating on two of its layers. This means that these replacement windows have better thermal performance compared to the current ENERGY STAR® double-glazed windows that are sold today.
How the Super Window Can Help
The super window’s main focus is to help homeowners save on heating costs primarily during winter. However, the glass’ low-E coating can also allow you to save on cooling during summer as it insulates the air-conditioned interior from external heat sources, such as the sun. This makes the super window a window that you can benefit from all year round. These qualities may make it even more affordable than smart window technologies, like electrochromic windows.
Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois for your window installation needs and the closest thing to a super window. We are your leading provider of double-hung windows and door installation services. Give us a call at (866) 693-6707 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Bloomington, Champaign, Galesburg and other nearby areas in IL.