With the rising temperatures and warmer weather in Knoxville, summer may mean increased cooling requirements and higher energy bills. Break the cycle you find yourself in every year. Consider a window replacement project to enhance your home’s energy efficiency. Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville explains how our windows can accomplish this.
Why Your Energy Consumption Increases During Summer
Your home is subjected to two sources of outdoor heat during this season: radiant heat and infrared rays. The former refers to the heat that emanates from concrete and just about anything that’s constantly exposed to the sun. The latter, on the other hand, comes directly from the sun and is also referred to as solar heat.
Radiant heat can be absorbed through uninsulated window glass and frames. A window glass that feels hot to touch even though not directly exposed to sunlight is most likely taking in radiant heat. Infrared is a form of invisible light, allowing it to penetrate any untreated clear glass. You can check if your double hung windows are letting in infrared rays by placing your hand under the sun that’s shining through your units. A hand that feels hot means infrared rays are entering through your windows.
How to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
As your home is absorbing too much heat through your windows, you rely on your cooling systems to keep the interior temperature comfortable. This means increased energy consumption and consequently, higher energy bills. One effective way to overcome this problem is to replace your windows with energy-efficient ones.
Renewal by Andersen windows offer superior insulation and protection against outdoor heat without compromising natural light. They come standard with dual-panel glass that reduces the amount of radiant heat absorbed into your home. Our casement windows and other units are made of our signature Fibrex® frames that have inherent insulating properties, placing less workload on your indoor air conditioning systems.
Our exquisite High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options can take care of the infrared rays. They have low-emissivity coatings and spectrally selective layers can effectively filter infrared and UV rays while letting in natural light. With these features, you’re sure to enjoy the summer without having to worry about the increased cooling expenses.
To learn more how our replacement windows can improve energy efficiency in your home, call us at (865) 221-7970. You may also complete our form to schedule a FREE in-home consultation. We serve TN residents in Knoxville and nearby Tennessee areas.