Intus Windows, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient windows, says that homeowners should look for insulated glass when shopping for new windows.
Online PR News – 20-May-2015 – New York, NY – According to Aurimas Sabulis, managing director of Intus Windows (www.intuswindows.com/" target="_blank" class="highlight_link" rel="nofollow">http://www.intuswindows.com/), a worldwide leader in the manufacture of energy-efficient insulated glass windows, anyone that may be tired of watching their money go out the window, should consider installing insulated glass units (IGUs) during their next window upgrade project.
“Insulated glass units are a great option to maintain the temperature in the home and keep costs down,” says Sabulis. “In fact, the United States Department of Energy estimates that as much as $35 billion in energy costs are lost annually through inefficient windows.”
According to Sabulis, Insulated Glass Units are made from two or more pieces of glass separated by a sealed air space that is either vacuumed out or filled with argon or krypton gas. An insulated spacer containing a moisture-absorbing material, called a desiccant, is placed around the perimeter of the unit to keep moisture out while preserving the gas or vacuum inside. Finally, the glass is installed using a high-grade sealant to keep moisture out.
“At Intus, one of our most popular IGUs is our triple pane window,” Sabulis says, “which achieves IGU status using three panes of glass.”
Sabulis says that, because of their unique design, IGUs are capable of preventing heat transfer from the summer sunshine, while also keeping cool air from escaping outside, maintaining the desired temperature inside the home. As a result, air conditioning systems run less, saving energy costs.
“Many IGUs have the ENERGY STAR designation and, as a result, can reduce household energy costs by as much as 15 percent,” he explains. “This can result in saving as much as $500 a year on utility bills.”
While IGUs can have a significant energy saving advantage, Sabulis says that not replacing a unit that has failed, can negate this benefit.
“As soon as you suspect that an IGU has failed, usually indicated by the window becoming cloudy, you should contact a certified glass specialist, as the window is no longer properly insulating your home,” he explains.
According to the Department of Energy, 20 percent of a home’s heating and cooling energy is wasted each year on air leaks, poor insulation, or inefficient heating and cooling. In many cases, the glass on a failed IGU can be replaced without having to replace the entire window frame, saving time and money.
Insulated glass units are often paired with Low-E glass, which is allocated with a metallic substance that reflects heat back towards its source, according to Sabulis.
“An IGU paired with Low-E glass can offer some of most thermally efficient glass products available in the market,” he says. “Keep in mind there are different types of low-E coatings based on climate zones, so make sure to get the right option for the home's location.”
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