While shopping for windows on FixHome's website, you may notice that there is a glass option called "Low-E". Low-E is short for Low-Emissivity, meaning that this window glass doesn't allow much heat to pass through it. This eco-friendly glass has an invisible coating on it which allows visible light through the window, but keeps infrared waves, which transfer heat, out.
Windows are the main cause of heat loss from your home in the winter, and cool air loss from your home during the summer. Not only does this make your home less comfortable, but it is also incredibly inefficient. As a result of this loss of heat and cool air through your windows, homeowners end up spending more money on energy to heat or cool their homes.
With Low-E glass, homeowners can cut their heating and cooling costs, and maintain a more comfortable climate within their home. Though the Low-E option may cost more upfront, a reduced energy bill every month adds up over time. Additionally, Low-E glass adds resale value to your home, as the eco-friendly, energy efficient glass will save potential homebuyers money. The windows are particularly appealing to home owners and potential home-buyers who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
FixHome offers a Low-E glass option for all of our decorative windows. If you're shopping for new windows or window glass, and make sure to consider this eco-friendly option.