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Why Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows Are The Only Way to Go

Why Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows Are The Only Way to Go

Energy Efficient Windows and Your Home

If your home’s windows were installed years ago, chances are they’re not energy efficient. This means you’re likely paying more on energy bills from having to run your furnace or air conditioner frequently. Older windows could also be costing you in terms of needing maintenance or repairs done. Keep in mind that your home value is also lower when you have drafty old windows instead of energy efficient ones. This might not affect you now, but it will when you decide to sell your home. You can change all of this by having energy efficient windows installed on your Salt Lake City home.

What Are Energy Efficient Windows?

Energy efficient windows are ones that are designed to keep heated air inside your home when it’s cold out and prevent heat from getting into your home during Utah’s hot summers. This leads to reduced energy bills and several other benefits. The best energy efficient windows are compliant with the Energy Star program, which holds these products to strict standards. In order to be considered compliant Energy Star windows, these products must meet the following criteria:

  • Be made by an Energy Star partner
  • Undergo independent testing and receive certification from the National Fenestration Rating Council
  • Receive NFRC ratings that meet the Department of Energy’s energy efficiency guidelines

what makes windows energy efficient energy star

Energy efficient windows have several features that allow them to block hot air from outside and trap hot air inside, including:

  • High-quality vinyl frames: These frames are often insulated and made from vinyl that holds up well to ultraviolet light exposure.
  • Multiple panes: Having more than one pane of glass provides higher energy savings and a number of other benefits.
  • Low-e glass: Low-emissivity coatings only allow very low amounts of heat to pass through windows. They also reflect a higher percentage of heat from outside, which keeps it from entering through the window.
  • Gas fills: This refers to inert gas between the window panes that helps block heat flow.
  • Warm edge spacers: These provide barriers in the frame, that protect against heat loss.

When choosing energy efficient replacement windows, you’ll need to consider performance criteria, which varies by geographical location. For our area, that means finding windows that are able to keep your home considerably warmer in winter.

Facts About Energy Efficient Windows

Energy efficient windows have a performance rating that indicates how well they perform in the following categories:

  • U-Factor: This indicates how much insulation the window provides based on the rate of heat transfer. Lower U-factors are associated with better insulation.
  • Solar Heat Gain coefficient: This indicates how effectively the window prevents the sun’s heat from entering your home. Lower SHGC rates are associated with lower levels of solar heat.
  • Visible transmittance: This indicates how much sunlight is able to come through the window. Higher VT rates mean better lighting.
  • Air leakage: This indicates how much air is able to get through the window joints. Lower AL values mean less air passes through.
  • Condensation resistance: This indicates how resistant the window is to moisture building up. Higher values mean less condensation.
Consumer guide to buying energy efficient windows

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Benefits of Double Pane Energy Efficient Windows

Double pane energy efficient windows offer several advantages over single pane windows, including:

  • Higher savings and lower energy use: Having these windows installed means you don’t have to run your air conditioner or furnace as much, leading to lower utility bills throughout the year.
  • Improved comfort: These windows provide your home with a more comfortable air temperature all year round. In summer, they help keep cool air inside and hot air outside. During winter, they prevent drafts from outside and help trap heated air indoors.
  • Reduced condensation: Double pane windows have a lower risk of moisture buildup, which means there’s a lower risk of having mites or mold grow. If you or someone else in your home has a respiratory condition, reducing the risk of condensation with double pane windows can lead to fewer health problems.
  • Reduced fading: Sunlight can cause carpeting and upholstery to fade over time. With double pane windows, most of those damaging rays are blocked, leading to a lower risk of fading or discoloring.
  • Increased light and view: Double pane windows allow more light to pass through without also letting in more heat.

Window Replacement in Salt Lake City, Utah

Replacing windows is a major project that requires thorough knowledge on how to do it safely. Otherwise, you could end up damaging your home or running into problems again with drafts if your new windows aren’t properly installed. Instead of taking this risk, have our window installation professionals do it for you. When you hire Advanced Window Products to handle your energy efficient window installation, you’ll be getting the following benefits:

  • Safe window removal
  • Customized options for the design and manufacturing process of your new energy efficient windows
  • Proper window installation and finishing that includes applying insulating features and leveling to ensure that the frame fits securely
  • Thorough cleanup
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Assistance with receiving tax credits and rebates
  • Offers of no-interest financing

 

 


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Couldn't get us in for 3-4 months but pointed me in the right direction of a place to call that worked out great and had great prices! Super helpful!
Brittany Hogan
Brittany Hogan
16:00 14 Nov 20
We had all new windows replaced in our home this summer. Everyone from the salesperson Rob, to the installers and the customer service in the office have all been so helpful. We knew in advance that the windows would take about 2 months to make and they were. But once ready did not take long to have them installed in one day. We love our new windows and would highly recommend.
Dana Halverson
Dana Halverson
22:24 12 Nov 20
This is such a good company!! Their windows are great quality, their employees are kind, and their service is very professional. Best window company in Utah!
kaylee bills
kaylee bills
18:14 19 Oct 20
We ordered new window's for the entire home. From start to finish the service we received was excellent. Everyone was very nice and professional. We felt very comfortable with the installers being in our home. It has been about six months now and we love the windows. They have improved the look of our home inside and out. Our home stays cool when it is warm, and warm when it is cool. We highly recommend this company.
Loura Flick
Loura Flick
18:50 04 Oct 20
I must say, that during my tenure of perusing, shopping, and installing windows, AWP has been hands down, bar-none the most helpful, and thorough throughout this experience. You can tell that quality, honesty, and integrity are key axioms in which they choose to due business under. With that said, you have a customer for life. Thank you for all you do AWP!
Mike Lundquist
Mike Lundquist
18:39 29 Sep 20
Ken Jankowski was my Salesman. I had heard commercials for Advanced windows and as a Realtor for over 17 years I see what type of windows fail over just a few years that the newer and most of the large builders use. CHEAP! I wanted quality windows with a warranty against a failed seal, or blemishes and that looked good and solid.Ken showed me the windows, and explained his lifetime warranty..... I have used the warranty twice.... No issues no hassle. They came out and fixed a scraped piece of vinyl. Also after the installation the screen guy said that one of the screens was not right.... I didn't see it but he did and the next week installed a new one.I cannot say enough good things about this company. THanks for being so honest and professional in every step of the way.
Ted Twogood
Ted Twogood
17:42 29 Sep 20
We are finishing replacing our windows using Advanced. They replaced some of them a few years ago. Ken is very professional and we like that we are supporting a Utah company. The windows are also the best we could find as well. Would recommend to anyone.
Marissa Burns
Marissa Burns
02:31 13 Aug 20
We replaced 1/2 of our windows using Advanced Windows almost two years ago. They have been a big improvement! We are now replacing the other 1/2 using Advanced. Ken is very friendly and knows his stuff. Thank you Advanced!
Josh Burns
Josh Burns
02:25 13 Aug 20
Advanced windows replaced most of our windows 10+ years ago.. they have honored their guarantee throughout the years. We had the rest of our windows recently replaced, again, they continued to be a great experience! Ken, John and the phone staff were polite and professional. Thank You Advanced
Carrie Gause
Carrie Gause
01:06 06 Aug 20
The ladies in the front office great you with a beautiful smile and are so helpful and knowledgeable about the products.
Christopher Harris
Christopher Harris
19:41 04 Aug 20
Updated review:After playing phone tag with Ken, we were able to setup a time for a quote. Product looks great and Ken is a nice salesman. After a little hiccup at the beginning with communication, I was happy to see them work so hard to make an appointment to give a bid. I will more than likely be purchasing windows through them. As mentioned, their product looks great and they look to have many benefits when buying through them. Ken even explained the process of wrapping the original wood exterior so there would be no need to paint and maintain (house is an old ‘50s style with original wood and brick exterior). I did appreciate him taking the time to explain that process.Thanks for the work on reaching out and fitting in a time to swing by to bid out these old, wood windows.Well, I was ready to buy windows and placed an inquiry on their website. Received a call the next business day, even got a text message. I missed the call because I was in meetings for work. I even replied to the text message. I called back the next day and haven’t heard back. I suppose they must have enough business since they clearly don’t want mine
Kevin Cruise
Kevin Cruise
16:51 28 Jun 20
I bought windows from Darren at advanced windows, I couldn’t be happier with the price, and the way they turned out, I can really tell a difference. I would highly recommend advance windows to everyone.
Ryleigh Marie
Ryleigh Marie
01:14 26 Jun 20
Advanced Window was so great to work with! They were super responsive for me and even texted me back when I asked if the lead test was going to cost me (which it didn't). I also loved how much they respected social distancing and wore masks during COVID. Very professional!
Olivia Gochnour
Olivia Gochnour
18:22 09 Jun 20
Darrin came out to give me a quote and was AMAZING!!! I was recommended to him from my cousin who had her windows done and spoke very highly of every person who came to her house, but Darrin made the biggest impression and I can see why. Great service, was on time, very professional, and gave it to me straight of what is needed in my house - and at a great price! Thanks Darrin!!!
Kaitlynd Wagner
Kaitlynd Wagner
18:03 09 Jun 20
I'm very happy with the quality of my new windows. The staff was very professional. If I need anymore to do with windows I will be using them again.
Daniel Roberts
Daniel Roberts
12:30 08 Jun 20
I love my new windows! The staff was very friendly and professional.
Danielle Roberts
Danielle Roberts
01:15 02 Jun 20
Advanced Window Products was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. Darin came out and gave us our estimate. He was respectful of our budget and answered all our questions about the difference in window options, financing, and different rebates available. It took 5 weeks between ordering and the installation. Chris and Trent came and installed our windows. They worked quickly and efficiently. They cleaned up after themselves and made sure the window looked great! I'm very impressed with Advanced and would recommend them any day.
Katie Call
Katie Call
03:23 14 May 20
We couldn’t be more pleased with our interaction with the personnel at Advanced Windows. From the salesman (Todd) to the two installers John & Dale. Both installers arrived on time gave us an advance call to let us know they were on the way. The installation was excellent especially the wrap they installed around our front windows.When the job was done everything was cleaned up. They also knew their products and were excellent representatives of their company. They also were very careful to observe social distance with the virus guidelines.Very pleased with all 12 windows.
Dale Cherrington
Dale Cherrington
01:19 10 Apr 20
Awesome new location!
Dave Bacigalupo
Dave Bacigalupo
20:25 18 Mar 20
Advanced Window Products were amazing to work with! Not only were they professional, on time, and efficient, but they made me feel comfortable and helped explain the whole process to me! The quality of the window is amazing and we could tell a difference instantly after it was installed. We will definitely be using them again in the future!
Emily Hickok
Emily Hickok
21:33 13 Mar 20
I priced around and felt Advanced by far had the better price and quality. The price was so good that I did all 14 windows instead of the 10 I had originally planned. The salesman was punctual and friendly he explained things well. The same with the installers. They were on time and worked quickly very nice people. I would strongly recommend them.
Thomas Cavanaugh
Thomas Cavanaugh
18:29 25 Feb 20
During the whole process from the initial call, to the quote, to the measurements, to the installation, to financing Advanced Windows staff was so helpful and professional! They also had the best price (by far) of any of the window companies I contacted, the quality of the product is amazing, and I love that they manufacture the windows in Utah in an environmentally friendly facility! If I ever need windows again, Advanced will be my first call!
Lilly Leiran
Lilly Leiran
19:02 21 Feb 20
We had quotes from five other companies before we went with Advanced. They had the best quality windows, pricing, warranties, and rebates. They replaced all of our upstairs windows and they look awesome! We had some really cold weather when they were put in so some of the caulking cracked. We called them and they came back and recaulked without a problem. We will definitely be using them again!
Jenny Hamson
Jenny Hamson
22:27 20 Feb 20
We loved Advanced Windows. We had them do a sliding door for us a few years back and now they are replacing all our windows. They are well constructed sturdy windows! They are very professional to work with without being overbearing or pushy. Ask for Ken! He is so easy to work with.
Tyler Hickok
Tyler Hickok
20:43 10 Feb 20
They did a good job of getting what I need (just one window) for a good price.
Levi and Becca Darrington
Levi and Becca Darrington
00:57 17 Jan 20
Great people, great products, and great service!
Jason Taukiuvea
Jason Taukiuvea
04:38 16 Jan 20
Advanced came out quick and installed my entire house's windows in about 7 hours. The windows are amazing quality, and the installation was effortless.
Logan Cottle
Logan Cottle
04:08 15 Jan 20
Great experience all around from purchase to installation. Low pressure sales and he actually advised when not to add in certain types of doors. The installation crew was awesome and incredibly fast. The best part for me was they obviously had a new guy on the crew who had tons of questions. One of the Sr installers was patient with him and helped him learn as they were putting in a big complex window.
MICHAEL CRESSLER
MICHAEL CRESSLER
14:39 11 Jan 20
This is my second time using Advanced Windows. They redid all of my main floor windows and now I am using them for my basement windows. They are knowledgeable, patient, and kind! I’m so grateful! Thanks!!!
Lauren Kitchens
Lauren Kitchens
23:04 17 Dec 19
Have worked with Ken and Advanced Window Products on two projects. Both completed professionally and timely. Sales was a consultative, no pressure experience and installation on this latest project of 10 windows and a sliding door was completed in less than a day with friendly installers. Love the new features of their products. Thanks guys!
Scott Morrison
Scott Morrison
23:12 22 Nov 19
Very reasonable price and good service. I was given them wrong information of my windshield type because I know nothing about car parts when I made appointment with them on the phone, so they ordered the wrong thing. They just found out when I made it to my appointment. However, they handled it beautifully and quickly order another one for me right away. They finished it in the next 3 hours, which was fast over my expectation. Well done!
Châu Minh
Châu Minh
14:58 09 Nov 19
Thank you for your help in fixing my dog door. The gentleman that came out was awesome. Thank you, Patty Jones
Patty Jones
Patty Jones
21:54 07 Nov 19