Black-out curtains, unsightly sun screens, and blasting the air conditioning are some ways to keep the hot weather out of your home. This is time consuming and wasteful to do every summer; and how do you grow house plants without some sun? Not to mention feeling like you are stuck at home in a dark cave! There must be some easier methods to keep the heat of the summer out of your home and more bearable for everyone.
One solution to all of these problems is replacing your windows. Older windows, such as wood or vinyl eventually deteriorate and don’t fit in the openings. Older windows can also let in more heat, causing a fortune in cooling costs. Technology has come a long way since single pane windows. New energy efficient Infinity from Marvin fiberglass windows can help you to save a significant amount on energy bills while still letting the natural sunlight through. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “New, energy-efficient windows eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs.”
Quality glass on these new windows is not enough to completely prevent heat from entering the house. Better frames also keep the heat out. If your frames are leaking you are paying to cool the air outside of your home. New Infinity from Marvin fiberglass windows can improve insulation, prevent leaks, and reduce the amount of outside noise you hear from inside your home.
When you choose windows that have a low-e coating on them you can reflect the solar heat helping your home stay cool in the summer time. Special Low-E glass that blocks these potentially dangerous rays without hindering your ability to enjoy natural light inside of your home. This can help discoloration of furniture or carpet from the strong UV rays of the sun as well.
For more information on how to replace your windows and keep your home cool contact Lifetime Windows and Doors today!