House isn’t just a place; it’s a home sweet home and a Great feeling! It is awesome when you feel nice, cozy, and warm in your home. But what should you do when your home is losing more and more heating every year, and your bills are getting higher and higher?
According to the Government of Canada, around 25% of heating losses happen because of the conditions of the wrong windows. Sometimes, windows can seem fine and even good, but it doesn’t mean that they are not losing heat from your house, which means an increase in electricity bills immensely.
How to check the heat loss from the windows at home?
The best option is to obtain a special infrared camera. If you don’t have one, you can use an ordinary candle. So, light a candle and hold it next to the closed window. It is good news if the flame is almost not moving and has the same colour, but if the candle flame flickers and sputters – then it is bad news.
What should I do if my windows lose heat?
The best option is to replace your existing windows, which lose your heat and hard-earned money. The Government of Canada recommends choosing energy-efficient windows with true triple panes with 2 low-E and 2 Argon gas in both chambers.
What is low-E glass?
Low-E stands for low emissivity coatings. Low-E glass has a microscopically thin, transparent coating—it is much thinner than a human hair—that reflects long-wave infrared energy (or heat). Some low-e’s also reflect significant amounts of short-wave solar infrared energy.
Is it reasonable to change all windows?
Yes, it is reasonable and logical to replace all windows at once so that the whole house becomes energy efficient.
Which type of window is the best for the home?
A tilt and turn window with a true triple pane with 2 low-E and 2 Argon gas is one of the best energy-efficient windows for your house.
Does low-E go inside or outside?
The low-E coating is usually placed on one of the inside glass pane surfaces of the insulating unit.
Do Low-E windows keep heat out?
Window glass needs some help in reflecting heat back into the home. This is where low E glass comes in. Glass with a low-E coating, therefore, keeps your home warmer by reflecting a higher proportion of the heat back into your home and can keep you cooler by reflecting solar thermal energy from outside.