Windows are the eyes of a home to the outside world. Part of a home’s comfort is in opening a window to feel a cool breeze, pulling back the drapes to reveal the warm sunlight, and providing a view to nature and the outside world. Because of a wide-ranging variety of climates, energy efficient windows in Louisville KY can make an enormous difference in the comfort level of a home, as well as the financial costs to comfortably heat and cool a home or business.
Whether installing windows for new construction or updating existing windows, Affordable Exteriors offers windows with new technologies producing a higher performance in window efficiency. Some of their new features include; increased light transmission and viewing, ease of access to fresh air, improved comfort levels in the rooms, less condensation on the panes, reduced fading of drapes and furniture, energy and cost savings, as well as lower heating and air conditioning costs. The energy efficiency of a window is affected by different factors such as the overall size and area, shading from trees or other structures, orientation to direct sunlight, and climate extremes either hot or cold.
performance of new windows Louisville KY is measured by the
insulating value, the heat gain from solar radiation, and air
leakage. When there is a difference between the air inside and the
air outside, heat will be lost, or gained, through the frame of the
window due to radiation, convection, and conduction. This measurement
is called the window assembly U-Factor. No matter what the
temperature is outside, heat comes through the window by solar
radiation, either directly or indirectly.
heat that comes through the window is called the Solar Heat Gain
Coefficient. Both heat gain and heat loss occurs because of cracks in
the window assembly. The air that passes through the window depends
on pressure conditions or other factors such as the strength of the
wind and temperature pressure. The entire window assembly determines
the performance level of any window. This includes, glass types, gas
fill, spaces, frame types, and the transmittance of the amount of
light as it passes through the window’s glazing material.