If your goal is to stay cool and dry this summer while enjoying the comforts of home, you may want to consider a replacement window project. Replacement windows that are energy efficient not only keep the heat out, but they also keep the humidity out as well. With drafty windows contributing up to 25 percent of energy loss in the typical home, it’s a no-brainer that you can save money and stay more comfortable by replacing your old windows.
Sure, the top reason homeowners install new windows is so they can save on energy, but let’s explore how those new windows can keep you cool and dry this summer.
Cooler is Better
From frames to glass, many components of your new windows come together to keep cool air inside in the dog days of summer.
Vinyl Frames = Insulation
New vinyl window frames have special chambers for extra insulation, making it tougher for cool air in the home to escape. That’s because this material reduces heat transfer.
Low-E Reduces Heat Transfer
Low-e, short for low emissivity, also helps you reduce heat transfer. This coating on your glass has no color and no odor, contributing to lower cooling costs during the summer.
Argon and Krypton Gas Offer Extra Insulation
Argon and krypton are two gases that are also odor- and color-free, and they fill the spot between the glass panes. These gases, denser than air, offer superior insulation leading to consistency of temperatures year round.
Keeping Moisture Out
The other half of the equation involves keeping humidity and moisture out. As you know, humidity is the real killer in summer. Who wants to sit on their couch watching TV while sweating and sticking to the leather? Replacement windows can keep all that humidity outside where it belongs, due to the same factors that keep the hot air out and cool air in.
If your old windows have a tendency to accumulate water droplets on the inside, this is a sign that excess moisture is seeping through and providing the perfect breeding ground for mold growth. This is likely because the seal between the glass and frame is getting loose. Plus, if you haven’t been diligent about cleaning your windows, accumulated dirt and grime, combined with moisture, will breed mold, which in turn can lead to respiratory issues for occupants.
With new windows, the more efficient seals and double-pane construction will prevent moisture from getting into the home.
Contact Hi-Tech Windows & Siding for Quality Window Replacement
To achieve your goals of being cooler and drier in summer, you need the third factor: professional installation. Even tiny mis-measurements can allow hot air to leak inside, wasting your AC usage and money. Our replacement window contractors can take all the proper measurements and ensure a precise fit. Please call us at 800-851-0900 to get your free quote and book a consultation.