Windows Make a Difference in Winter

Submitted by Capstone Homes on Tue, 11/10/2020 - 8:00am
the Cascades - Windows

With winter on the way, it’s only natural that homeowners would be thinking of ways to keep their house warm through the snowy months ahead. Though often overlooked, picking the correct windows for your home can make all the difference for your household energy efficiency.

Capstone Signature Windows

With energy efficiency in mind, each of our home builds comes standard with Capstone Signature windows. These triple-pane windows feature double low-E coatings and argon gas insulation. This combination of high-efficiency features drastically reduces winter heat loss that would otherwise occur through your windows.

Conserving Energy estimates that as much as 25 to 30 percent of a home’s heating energy use is the direct result of heat loss through windows. With this perspective, it becomes clear that any improvements to a window’s energy efficiency can make a dramatic difference for how often you need to run your furnace.

Window Selection Tips

To maximize your windows’ energy efficiency, always look for Energy Star and NFRC labels, which indicate that the windows meet high efficiency standards. Gas-filled windows with low-E coatings are strongly recommended in cold-weather areas to prevent heat loss. A low U-factor rating is also recommended for cold areas.

While windows can become a major source of heat loss, this isn’t a problem when you build with Capstone Custom Homes. Our energy-efficient designs will help your family stay comfortable and keep the heating bill down all winter.