Energy costs are rising quickly, and no relief appears to be in sight. Minor increases in output from major oil producers have been touted as big news — but the fact remains that high home heating costs are not projected to fall much, if at all, by next year’s cold season.
This means energy efficiency is more important than ever. Your windows and doors play a huge role in your homes overall energy efficiency. Experts tell us that as much as 40% of a home’s energy can leak out through a home’s windows and doors. This means installing replacement windows, such as Alside’s Excalibur windows, can cut down on energy loss and save you money.
How do Alside Excalibur windows save you money? It’s simple. There are a number of ways heat escapes through a window. Single pane glass windows — the old-fashioned type you find on many older homes — are often leaky. There’s no good seal to keep winter chill and frigid breezes outside.
Alside Excalibur windows feature an insulated glass unit with two panes of glass, with the optimal amount of air space between the panes. This acts as a layer of insulation, keeping warm air in and cold air out! An insulated bulb seal along the sill acts a physical barrier to cold, air, and moisture penetration. Finally a multi-chambered sash and mainframe means that Alside Excalibur windows offer superior thermal efficiency: not only do you have better glass, you have better sashes and jambs to keep you heating bills low!