Why You Should Consider Low-E Windows
If you’re thinking about upgrading your standard windows to hurricane impact windows, one of the features these windows can offer is low-e, which stands for “low emissivity glass”. Low-e windows can help you save money and help your home feel more comfortable.
Low-e glass is treated with a microscopically thin layer of metal or metal oxide. Because the layer is so thin, it is invisible to the naked eye. If you were to look out a window made from low-e glass, the outside would look the same as if you viewed it from non-treated glass. When sunlight hits a low-e window, the visible light passes through the window while the metal or metal oxide reflects the infrared light back outside. Infrared light is the type of light wave that transfers heat; since this light is reflected back outside and can’t enter the house, your home stays cooler without your air conditioner working overtime. Low-e windows come in different strengths, with some reflecting more infrared light than others. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, low-e windows can reduce energy loss by 30-50%.
Low-e windows offer a bevy of benefits, such as:
- Lower energy costs: Since less heat will enter your home, your air conditioning won’t need to work as hard. With our tropical climate, most homeowners run their air conditioner almost all the time. By reducing how hard it needs to run, you can save on your monthly energy bill as well as potentially extend the life of your air conditioner.
- Reduced exposure to UV rays: In addition to blocking the infrared rays, low-e glass also blocks some UV rays. UV rays are responsible for fading furniture, carpets, and upholstery, so reducing the interior of your home’s exposure to them allows your furnishings to look newer for longer. UV rays also cause premature aging and skin cancer, so minimizing your in-home exposure to them with low-e windows may have a positive impact on your wellbeing.
- Easy to maintain: Low e-windows can be cleaned using your usual window cleaning process without fear of scratching or damaging them.
- A smart investment: Low-e hurricane impact windows are a desirable home feature, so upgrading to them can increase your home’s value.
CitiQuiet Windows and Doors offers a variety of window choices, including several options with low-e. We invite you to visit our showroom and meet with our knowledgeable sales team who can make a recommendation on the best low-e hurricane windows for your home.
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 U.S. Department of Energy. Window Types and Technologies | Department of Energy. Accessed July 26, 2023.