The most common type of window-glass installed in homes is insulated glass, also commonly referred to as double-pane or triple-pane glass. These panes are separated by tiny gaps of air or other gases to reduce heat transfer. This is done to make the home more energy efficient. Here’s a quick overview of how insulated glass benefits you:
As was mentioned before, insulated glass makes the house more energy efficient; it does this by preserving the inside temperatures, thus saving energy costs. Heat loss through windows generally happens in four different ways:
This is when air makes its way through gaps in the edges of the windows directly into your home.
This is when heat passes directly through the window glass itself.
This is when heat drifts from a warmer object towards a cooler one in close proximity until they are equal temperatures. Radiation generally causes up to %65 of heat loss in a home.
Hot air rises and cool air sinks due to their different densities; a cold window cools the air around it (radiation), causing it to fall and drag more air towards the window. The process repeats itself, cooling the entire home; this is known as convection. It’s important to reduce airflow around windows for this reason, because it increases energy efficiency.
Insulated glass addresses all 4 of these methods of heat loss; that’s how it helps to reduce the energy bill. These savings are the reason for its prominence in most major households.
Here at Armstrong’s Glass and Mirror, we offer insulated glass repair alongside a host of other services. For more information, please give us a call at (817) 937-6267.