What is Low-E glass coating on a window?
Whether you are purchasing new or replacement windows a term that you will begin to see is low-E glass. This is an important feature in your windows and can decrease your energy bill. Investing in Low-E coating is a smart move for all homeowners. Read on to find out more about Low-E glass is an important feature in windows.
Low – E glass
First of all the “E” stands for emissivity, which is the ability of a material, in this case, glass to be able to radiate energy. The energy from the sun is from your HVAC system and absorbed by the glass, it is either pushed away via air movement or radiated by the surface of the glass. It is important for windows to have a low emissivity rating so that the surface of the window will reflect radiant energy.
When a window has a low-E rating it means that the surfaces will improve the windows insulation properties. Purchasing windows with a low-E rating will keep temperatures more consistent inside of your home even on the hottest or coldest of days.
Low-E window coatings are very important for Florida homeowners. By increasing your insulation properties and decreasing the amount of UV and infrared light that comes from the sun you will gain energy efficiency. With windows that decrease UV, you will see a reduction in your utility bills.
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