Homeowners in Southern California understand the necessity of having energy-efficient windows installed in their homes. When temperatures are routinely in the triple digits during the hot summer months, energy-efficient windows can help keep your home comfortable and prevent you from racking up exorbitantly high energy bills. But what should you look for when considering which replacement windows to install?
The Most Important Energy-Efficient Replacement Window Features
When choosing windows for your Southern California home, look for ones with energy-efficient features such as high-performance Low-E glass, insulated frames, and gas fills. Not only will windows with these features ensure that your home is using energy more efficiently—which can help reduce your carbon footprint—but they’ll also make your home more comfortable year-round.
Low-E or “low-emissivity” glass is coated with many microscopic layers of silver and other metals. These coatings, which are thinner than a strand of human hair and thus virtually invisible, help to filter out the thermal energy that enters your home by reflecting harmful ultraviolet rays and the heat that comes with them. This way, you get all the natural light you want and less of the things you don’t want, like sun-faded furniture. Family Home Improvements install top-of-the-line windows with three and more layers of Low-E coating.
Choosing the Right Replacement Window Frames
In terms of insulated frames, look for something with heavy-duty insulation. Also, opting for frames made of virgin vinyl can further reduce heat transfer as vinyl has good natural insulating properties.
Another important feature of energy-efficient windows is gas fills. On double-glazed windows (meaning they’re made with two panes of glass sandwiched together), there is a layer of gas in between the glass. Krypton and argon are the two most common gases used because they are “inert” or “noble” gases, meaning they won’t react with other materials and substances). These gas fills act as an invisible cushion of insulation between the glass panes and slows the transfer of heat through the window. Our windows are built with argon gas to help maintain a consistent interior temperature in your home.
Windows Installed by Family Home Improvements Are Engineered for Performance & Durability
One of the easiest ways to ensure that your home in Southern California has windows that are up to the task is to choose high-performance replacement windows from Family Home Improvements. We’re consistently rated as a 5-star company because we’re never satisfied and always looking for ways to improve our work. We work with the best window and door manufacturers, and in terms of appearance, our windows can be customized to reflect our customers’ style preferences and match their homes’ color schemes by choosing from a variety of:
- Frame colors
- Glass packages
- Security features
As for energy efficiency and performance, our windows feature insulated frames, dual- and triple-pane glass packages, gas fills, and high-performance spacers, all of which work together to greatly reduce heat transfer and eliminate air leaks.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about how to choose the best energy-efficient windows for your Southern California home, contact us today. We’ll be happy to schedule you for a free consultation and tell you how our replacement windows can be customized for your specific house. Call us today at (562) 464-0684!