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How New Windows Can Keep Your Home Cool in Summer

Heating and cooling are responsible for up to half of a household’s energy consumption. With summer here, utility bills can increase because of a higher cooling demand. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to keep your energy costs from spiking. One idea is to replace old, inefficient windows.  

How New Windows Can Keep Your Home Cool in Summer

Here are ways new windows can make your home easier to cool this summer. 

Improved Energy Efficiency 

Home improvement experts will agree that certain window styles are more energy-efficient than others because of their operation. For instance, casement windows push tightly against the frame when you close them, minimizing air leaks. Picture windows can also help eliminate wasted energy as they are fixed and completely airtight.

Reduced Heat Transfer

Many modern windows feature glass with a low-emissivity (low-E) coating that reduces heat transfer. This colorless and odorless coating is thinner than human hair. Window manufacturers apply it to help homes stay cool during the warmer months.  

Added Insulation

Multipane windows or insulated gas units (IGU) have gases between the panes for added insulation. Krypton and argon are the most common gases that manufacturers use, and both are denser than air. When insulated units are combined with a low-E coating, your living space will be easier to cool. 

Another way new windows can add more insulation is through their frames. At Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta, we install windows with frames made of Fibrex® material. Our exclusive material provides 700 times more insulation than aluminum. With our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, your entire window will help reduce and maintain consistent indoor temperatures.  

Regardless of the style of your home, Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta has options for you. We offer energy-efficient and highly durable replacement windows and doors. Call us at (404) 491-0124 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Atlanta, GA, and nearby communities.

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"We are very pleased with the whole process of purchasing our windows - from the sales consultant, to the installation, to the finishing touches, to enjoying our beautiful windows"

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