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What Are the Different Components of an Energy-Efficient Window?

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Vytex Windows is a Laurel, MD-based company that has been making custom vinyl windows for more than two decades. To protect the environment and help individuals save money on heating and cooling costs, Vytex Windows maintains its status as an Energy Star partner and produces energy-efficient products.

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What Are the Different Components of an Energy-Efficient Window?

  1. 1. Vytex Windows
  2. 2.  Vytex Windows is a Laurel, MD-based company that has been making custom vinyl windows for more than two decades. To protect the environment and help individuals save money on heating and cooling costs, Vytex Windows maintains its status as an Energy Star partner and produces energy-efficient products. An energy-efficient window starts with quality frame materials that minimize heat transfer and provide optimal insulation. Windows should have multiple panes of glass to reduce heat transfer. Energy-efficient windows should have at least two panes, although some have three. In between the panes, gas is better than air. Argon, krypton, and other gases can provide better insulation than normal air.
  3. 3.  Furthermore, the gases are colorless, odorless, and nontoxic, so they have no effect on a homeowner’s ability to enjoy the window. Warm edge spacers help keep the window panes the correct distance apart from each other. These materials should be constructed from nonmetal materials or metal/nonmetal hybrids to reduce heat transfer through the windows and create a layer of insulation at the edges of the pane. Another vital element is the low-emissivity glass coating. These special coatings are designed to reflect infrared light, which helps keep heat inside during the winter and outside during warmer months. The coatings also protect house interiors by reflecting ultraviolet light, which causes fading.

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