Energy Efficient Windows

Articles on the Different Types of Energy Efficient Windows, Advantages and Disadvantages, Costs, Performance, and More.

Top 25 Manufacturers

ReplacementWindowsForDummies.com Names Top 25 Energy Efficient Window Manufacturers

Replacement Windows For Dummies has released their list of the top 25 window manufacturers of energy efficient windows.  After reviewing window and fenestration research from a number of independent research organizations, www.ReplacementWindowsForDummies.com has compiled a list of the top 25 window manufacturers who received high marks for:producing energy efficient, durable and quality fenestration products, specifically windows, for U.S. homeowners.

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University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Building Research

The University of Minnesota is one of the nation’s top public research universities and one of the most comprehensive public universities in the world. The University of Minnesota has five campus locations with 65,000 students and provides a thriving community for those with an overwhelming drive to teach and to learn, to research and to serve.

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Energy Efficient Window

Frequently used in extremely hot climates, tinted windows can block extreme heat but unfortunately, they also block some sunlight, creating a gloomy interior. With energy efficient windows, your view can change for the better.  New glazing technologies placed on energy efficient window glass make it possible to keep extreme solar heat out, while letting natural light in.

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Energy Efficient Windows Cost?

Discussing How Much Energy Efficient Windows Cost

Energy efficient windows are leak-proof so they keep cold air out and warm air in. They come with multiple-glazing and/or low-E coatings, which reflect or absorb heat energy. They also typically come with high quality edge spacers and frames to prevent leaks.   

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Energy Efficient Window's Labels and Ratings

Discussing What Labels and Ratings for Energy Efficient Windows Mean

As your living situation changes, the reasons to replace your windows will change. You may decide that your home needs more light as it ages or a room in the home may become too stuffy, requiring more ventilation. Light and ventilation are only two reasons homeowners replace windows. The main reason for window replacement is energy loss. In newer and older homes, worn or standard windows may have to be replaced to help reduce energy loss.

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Energy Efficient Windows

Looking at the Different Types of Energy Efficient Windows

Energy efficient windows keep cold air out during winter and air conditioning in during summer. These windows typically have more than one layer, low-E coatings, and high quality edge spacers and frames. Regardless of the type of energy efficient window, all offer energy cost savings thanks to less air leakage, less condensation, and increased light, which can reduce heating bills during winter.

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Examining Energy Efficient Windows: Advantages and Disadvantages

Energy efficient windows are designed to keep cold air out and warm air in. These types of windows are multiple-glazed and they have low-E coatings. High quality edge spacers and frames are also commom with energy efficient windows. The advantages of energy efficient windows outweigh the disadvantages, but the downside to energy efficient windows is still worth mentioning.

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