Comfort is the most important aspect of a home. Everyone wants to feel comfortable within their own home, and Dayton homeowners are no different. But when summer or winter rolls around, that can be easier said than done, especially if your home is not equipped to handle the conditions. That is why it is so important to ensure that your home has the energy-efficient windows it needs to maintain a comfortable climate all year-round.
Dayton Climate Calls for Year-Round Protection
As a resident of Dayton, you know what each season holds in store for you. The summer surrounds your home with heat and humidity. The winter may only bring the occasional blizzard, but cold temperatures and wind chills are at your doorstep when the calendar turns to winter. To keep the outside elements where they belong, you need to make sure your home is properly insulated and capable of keeping you comfortable through all seasons.
Windows are an effective tool for improving the energy efficiency of your home. In fact, improving insulation is one of the top reasons that a homeowner typically chooses to replace or update their existing windows. Not only can they create a more comfortable environment with your home year-round, but they can also reduce energy usage and cut down on utility costs.
When you have failing windows that allow air to escape or enter through small cracks, improperly installed sealed or inefficient glass, your heating or cooling system is forced to work harder to compensate, leading to higher energy bills and a greater negative impact on the environment.
Energy-Efficient Windows for Your Dayton Home
What makes a window energy efficient? Start with the glass, because the type, thickness and style are all contributing factors to the energy efficiency of your window. Multiple panes provide better insulation than a single pane. Insulating gas between the panes of glass can also provide an extra layer of insulation. Additionally, you may want to consider glass coating. Low-E (low-emissivity) coating can be tailored to your climate, whether you need heat reflected away from your home to keep it cooler or heat reflected back inside to keep it warmer.
The frames of the windows are also an important consideration. With a variety of window materials to choose from, find what best works for your climate. Wood and fiberglass window frames, for example, conduct a low amount of heat or cold into your home. Vinyl frames, especially when multi-chambered, can reduce the heat loss from your home.
Proper installation of your windows is also essential to energy efficiency. You can have the right window frame and glass, but if it isn’t installed correctly, it won’t work as intended. You’d be surprised by how big of a difference small things can make in the performance of your window, so be sure to have a trusted professional install them for you.
Choose Energy-Efficient Windows for Your Home
Everyone wants to feel comfortable inside of their own home. It can be especially difficult to maintain a controlled climate if you live in an older home in one of Dayton’s historic districts. Your windows can be out-of-date or no longer functioning properly, affecting your ability to keep your home as warm or as cool as you’d like. Make the necessary upgrades with energy-efficient windows that you can depend on, no matter what season is in full swing.
Ready to raise the energy-efficiency of your home? Visit our showroom and our team can help you pick out the windows that are going to better insulate your home.