Installing Energy-Efficient Windows That Save Annapolis, MD, Homeowners Money on Monthly Energy Bills
Who doesn’t want to save money on their monthly energy bills? Whether it’s keeping your house cool during sweltering summers or making it consistently toasty during cold winters, energy costs have the potential to take sizable chunks out of your checking account. Having energy-efficient windows installed is a great way to help lower those bills—and Home Genius Exteriors is a great choice for Annapolis, Maryland, homeowners looking to do so!
Understanding Thermal Transfer
The primary goal that any energy-efficient window is designed to achieve is the control of thermal transfer, which is also sometimes called heat transfer. This natural occurrence plays a big role in many homes’ energy loss, and leaving it unchecked for too long can lead to higher monthly energy costs. Here’s the short version of how it works:
What Warm Air Does
You may remember learning about warm and cold air in science class. Warm air rises; cool air sinks. But did you know that warm air also likes to move around so as to equalize the temperature in a cooler area? In a nutshell, that’s what thermal transfer is.
Why Energy-Efficient Windows Matter
Your home’s windows just happen to be a major transfer area. If your windows aren’t insulated, they make convenient gateways through which warm air can come and go as it pleases. So when it’s hot outside, that warm air will try to enter your home from outside in order to neutralize your HVAC’s cooling effect. And when it’s cold outside, warm air generated by your heater won’t just stop moving when it’s reached all the cold parts of your home—it will also try to go outside and make the area around your house warmer, too. That’s why you go to the thermostat all the time and, subsequently, why you may be paying more than usual each month to heat or cool your home.
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Home Genius Exteriors installs premium energy-efficient windows with top-of-the-line insulation features, such as low-emissivity (low-E) glass and foam-filled frames, designed to curb thermal transfer. Click here to schedule your consultation and learn more about the windows we install throughout Annapolis, MD.