When it comes to buying replacement windows, one of the main concerns consumers have is energy efficiency. Often, when describing a product’s energy conscious features, the term Low-E is used. However, what is Low-E glass exactly?
Low-E glass reduces energy consumption and increases savings
Low-E stands for low emissivity and is an essential development in glass technology. Low-E is a microscopic, metallic coating that is applied to the glass surface. It’s function is to reflect and re-radiate heat, creating invisible insulation for your home. Using Low-E is an excellent way to increase energy efficiency.
The crown jewel of Low-E glass is replacement windows by Andersen. Andersen has a partnership with Energy Star, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy to encourage energy efficient homes. Andersen’s high-performance Low-E4 glass is superior to ordinary, non-treated dual-pane glass, and can reduce energy bills by 25%. Furthermore, if you replace your windows with Andersen energy efficient windows, you may qualify for a credit on your federal income tax and save as much as $1500.
Want to know more about high-performance, Low-E glass? Our experts are at your service. Schedule an appointment at our showroom, or we will come to you for a no-obligation, free consultation in your home.
Elizabeth Rissman 8/24/2012