5 Tips When Buying an Energy-Efficient Window

February 14, 2023

Hey there, Scott Thomas here, founder of Sealtech Installations Ltd, with some tips to help you choose the best energy-efficient window for your home. As someone who has been in the window and door industry for over 15 years, I know firsthand the importance of energy efficiency when it comes to windows. So without further ado, here are my top 5 tips:

  1. Look for the ENERGY STAR label: When shopping for windows, always check for the ENERGY STAR label. This certification means the window has met specific performance requirements for energy efficiency and can save you money on energy bills.
  2. Consider the window’s U-factor: A window’s U-factor measures how well it insulates. Aim for a U-factor of 0.30 or lower to ensure maximum efficiency and cost savings.
  3. Choose low-emissivity (low-e) glass: Low-e glass has a special coating that helps to reduce the amount of heat that can pass through the window. This means a warmer home in the winter and a cooler one in the summer.
  4. Opt for multiple panes: Double- or triple-paned windows are more efficient than single-paned ones. They have gas-filled spaces between the panes, providing better insulation and lower energy bills.
  5. Pick the right framing material: The framing material can impact the energy efficiency of your windows. Vinyl, fiberglass, and wood frames with a thermal break or insulating strip are the most energy-efficient options.

So there you have it, my 5 tips for choosing an energy-efficient window. I hope this helps you make an informed decision for your home. At Sealtech Installations Ltd, we have the expertise to help you find the right window to meet your energy efficiency needs. Let’s make sure you have the most efficient windows that not only save money but are also comfortable for your family!