How You Can Benefit from Low-E Windows

When it comes to windows, there’s no denying that the type of glass you choose is a vital consideration. And this is easy to see considering a significant percentage of energy loss takes place in windows and doors. Energy efficiency is vital, but the lingo can be very confusing while researching different types of energy-efficient glass.

To avoid the hustle and bustle of starting your search from scratch, why not consider settling for low-e glass. For those who might not know, Low-E, or Low-Emissivity glass was designed to minimize the amount of infrared and ultraviolet light that comes through your glass. Of course, this is without reducing the amount of light entering your home.

But before you rush into investing in low-e glass windows, it is ideal that you have a better understanding of what lies ahead. Below are some of the key benefits accompanying the use of low-e glass windows.

Help Reduce Energy Costs

It is worth noting that low-e applied to windows has the potential to help block infrared light from penetrating the glass from the outside. If this is not enough, low-e glass is known to help keep in your heating or cooling energy.

What we’re trying to imply is that they are much more energy-efficient. For this reason, they help ensure you save on heating and cooling costs associated with running your heating/cooling systems. No wonder they’re definitely worth your time and money.

Help Reduce Destructive UV Rays

Another key benefit of using low-e glass is their sheer ability to help reduce ultraviolet (UV) light. For those who might not know, UV light waves are those that over time will fade color on fabrics and you might have probably felt them at the beach. Keep in mind blocking UV rays is precisely what you need to increase the lifespan of your carpets, drapes, and floors from fading and suffering sun damage.

Rounding Up

There is a lot more you need to know before finally making the all-important decision of investing in a low-e glass. While low-e glass windows block infrared light and UV light, one other vital components makes up the solar spectrum, visible light.

Of course, they are precisely what you need to reduce visible light slightly, compared to a clear glass pane. But plenty of natural light will brighten you room. Because if it didn’t, you might as well just make the window a wall.

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