Window technology has improved over the last few decades, and one of the biggest advancements is the invention of Low-E windows. Designed to improve a home’s energy efficiency, most home’s today will come with Low-E windows installed already. However, if your home has old, outdated windows, you may be wondering what Low-E windows are, and what benefits they can provide to your home. Learn more about the advantages of Low-E windows by taking a look at our blog!
What Is Low-E Technology
Low-E window technology is constructed with glass that comes with a thin metallic oxide coating. This coating is invisible to the naked eye, but it helps to improve your window’s efficiency by reflecting away infared rays which raise the heat in your home, as well as reflecting away UV rays that can fade your furniture and carpets, as well as burn your skin. This technology helps to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by reflecting certain portions of light back into the home and keeping other out.
How Does It Keep The Home Warmer?
First invented in the 1980’s, Low-E windows were designed for Northern homes that needed a way to improve their efficiency during the winter months. They were originally designed to allow in as much as light as possible and then reflect that heat back into the home once it has entered the home. This technology helps reduce your energy bills and also reduces condensation build-up on cold days by keeping the glass constantly warm.
How Does It Cool In The Summer?
While Low-E technology has existed for cold climates for decades, the technology was improved to assist homeowners in the south most recently. While Low-E technology has always allowed in all light and stopped infrared light from leaving the home, it has now been designed for warmer climates to reflect infrared light away from the home, leading to less heating, which can help keep your home cooler during the winter months and subsequently reduce AC costs, improving the energy efficiency of your home.
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