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Washington DC replacement windows can save you money and they're environmentally friendly

 

 

Energy Savings

 

"The crew was excellent!  They worked very hard to do a great job.  I love the look of the new windows!"

    -  Denise, Cleveland, OH

 

There is a lot of talk about how replacement windows can save you money on your utility bills, but there doesn't seem to be too much sensible explanation.  While we could talk about window efficiency all day long, we've tried to keep things simple here. 

 

If you'd like any more information feel free to ask.

 

Summer Solar Heat

In the summer, heat from the sun passes through your windows causing your air conditioner to run more often and your bills to increase.  Solar heat gain coefficient (or SHGC) is a number that represents the fraction of solar heat transmitted through a window.  The lower a window's solar heat gain coefficient the less solar heat it transmits.  Climates that rely heavily on air conditioning will benefit from a product that has a lower SHGC.

 

As shown here, our windows with a low emissivity (or low-e) glass option and argon gas fill will outperform a standard clear unit by as much as 49% in the summer months.

Energy Efficient Replacement Windows - SHGC

 

 

Improving A Window's Winter Performance

In the winter a more efficient window will not let the heat generated by the furnace escape.  The U-Factor (or U value) represents the rate of heat flow through a window.  The lower a U-Factor the greater the window's resistance to heat flow, and the better its insulating value.  When the space between the panes of glass is filled with an inert gas (typically argon or krypton) the U-Factor is dramatically reduced.

 

As shown here, our windows with a low emissivity (or low-e) glass option and argon gas fill will out perform a standard clear unit by as much as 51% in the winter months.

Energy Efficient Replacement Windows - U Value

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All of this translates into substantial savings in utility bills and a significant reduction in carbon emissions.  The recently passed energy efficiency tax credit means homeowners who select our qualifying glass option will receive a 2011 tax credit up to $500.  This tax credit is only available to  homeowners who select qualifying windows.

 

Many of the other large window companies do not have windows efficient enough to make the cut, so be sure you're qualified or you'll be out in the cold at tax time!

 

 

 

 

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Woodbridge, VA

 

 

 

"Install went well and looks great.  The installers were great to work with and did a wonderful job."


 

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