One of the leading causes of money wasted on energy costs is old, antiquated windows that have outlived their usefulness. While most people put off replacing their windows because they think it will be too expensive, they do not think about how much money they are wasting on wrapping their windows in plastic every year, and the additional heating costs to combat the cold air that pours in over the winter, or the cooling costs for the heat coming in during the summer. Instead of wasting it all over the years, spend it in one big lump to get the windows replaced, and it can pay for itself in no time.
The United States Department of Energy has found that, through those old, uninsulated windows, the kinds with a single pane, heat transfer can cause about 30 billion dollars worth of energy loss a year. Replacing those crummy old windows could save the average homeowner about 400 dollars a year in energy costs. Think about how much extra heat that 400 dollars is. And now think about what you can do with that extra 400 dollars.
With high efficiency windows and energy efficient windows and doors, not only will you save bundles on your heating and energy costs, but those new double paned windows can significantly cut down on the noise transfer as well. The trick to preventing heat transfer, either in over the summer, or out over the winter, is the low emissivity glass that is found in new windows. The special treatment coating applied to the glass reduces radiant heat exchange.
Should you feel it time to replace your windows, and it probably is time, consider the glass men for things other than just replacing windows. They can install or repair glass office walls, they can fix broken glass rather than replacing whole windows, and they can even fix broken window glass in less expected places, like a garage door. In fact, when they are there installing your glass office walls, ask them if it is double paned, maybe you can reduce the office noise around you. Then you will really want to get them in to do the job. Refernce materials: raysandsglass.com