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Energy Efficiency

Window World Windows are designed for superior thermal performance. Window World offers many ENERGY STAR®-qualified glass packages that help significantly reduce your energy use while helping cut consumption of the fossil fuels that pollute our environment.

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Table of Contents

Understanding Energy Efficiency

The Technology

Science Behind The Savings

Windows
Doors
Siding

Low-E Glass

Low-E glass is brilliantly engineered to block most UV rays out so your home stays at a comfortable temperature each season.

Warm-Edge Spacer

Intercept™ warm-edge spacer insulates the exterior edges of a sealed unit and can tack on 5% savings on monthly energy costs.

Vinyl Framing

Vinyl window frames are constructed to deliver excellent thermal insulation while sealing out drafts and unwanted weather.

Innovative Weatherstripping

Airtight weatherstripping seals the sides, top and bottom frames of your door to prevent air infiltration.

Insulated Core

An insulated polyurethane core provides an additional thermal barrier for better insulation.

Sturdy Frames

Composite frames resist rotting, rusting and warping to withstand constant exposure to the elements.

Energy-Saving Door Lites

Decorative and ENERGY STAR-compliant door lites are an integral part in a door system’s seal and thermal performance.

Insulated Structure

Built with rigid foam insulation to reduce energy loss and reinforce the siding for smoothness and straight lines.

Energy-Saving Barriers

High-density insulation to minimize outdoor noise for a quieter indoor ambiance and loss of wanted heat or air.

Built to Last

Fully rolled over, double-thick nail hem anchors panels to the wall; tested to withstand harsh weather.

How It Works

SolarZone™ Insulated Glass Packages

Since 80% of a window is glass, substantial heating and cooling savings come from improved glass performance. Our SolarZone insulated glass packages can help you save on energy and cooling costs while keeping your home more comfortable.

  • Combination of UV-filtering Low-E glass, insulating argon gas and a warm-edge spacer system can cut damaging UV energy, which can lead to the fading of carpets, curtains and furniture by over 75%.
  • The center of glass U-Value of SolarZone insulating glass is 50% better than standard insulating glass.
  • In summer, up to a 58% reduction in solar heat gain helps reduce air conditioning costs.

How It Works

Warm-Edge Spacer Systems

Our window offer two high-performance warm-edge spacers to keep the glass of the window warmer so your home feels more comfortable in the cooler months.

Intercept™ Spacer System

The Intercept spacer system features a unique, one-piece metal alloy, U-channel design that creates an effective thermal barrier to help reduce conducted heat loss through the window.

Optional Foam Spacer System

The optional foam spacer system combines a structural foam spacer with a seal of hot melt butyl to create a non-conductive edge, which eliminates any metal to glass contact.

Climate Requirements

Interested in Becoming ENERGY STAR® Certified?

ENERGY STAR is a government-sanctioned symbol for energy efficiency, credibility, sustainability and cost-savings for the consumer. Explore the requirements to become ENERGY STAR-certified below and see what it looks like in your region of the country.

U-Value
R-Value
Your Climate

U-Factor Requirements

U-Factor measures the rate at which heat flows through an object. The lower your U-value, the less heat your windows allow through them.

  • Northern: ≤ .27
  • North-Central: ≤ .30
  • South-Central: ≤ .30
  • Southern: ≤ .40

R-Value Requirements

R-Value determines how well the insulation inside your window is performing. The higher your R-value, the better insulated your window is.

  • Northern: 13 – 21
  • North-Central: 13 – 21
  • South-Central: 13 – 21
  • Southern: 13 – 21

Why You Need A High-Performing Insulated Product

Window World of Long Island is located in ENERGY STAR’s Northern Climate category. To maintain certification here, our windows and doors must maintain a U-Value of ≤ .27 and an R-Factor from 13 to 21.


Glossary Of Terms

Energy Efficiency Terms You Need To Know

Low-E Glass

Low-E (low-emissivity) glass has been treated with a microscopic metallic coating designed to filter the amount of UV light that enters your home. By filtering the amount of UV light that enters your home, it keeps the heat gain lower in warm seasons and allows more heat in during cooler months. This keeps your home’s temperature more consistent year-round. By filtering out UV light, low-E glass also prevents fading on your furniture and window treatments.

U-Factor

U-factor measures the rate of heat transfer and how well a window insulates. It is measured on a scale from 0.20 to 1.20. The lower the u-factor, the more effective the window is at insulating.

R-Value

R-value refers to a building material’s insulation level. Each region of the US has an energy-efficient r-value range for windows based on that area’s climate.

Argon Gas

Argon is an extremely dense colorless, odorless gas with very low thermal conductivity. It is used as insulation between double-pane and triple-pane windows. When paired with Low-E glass, it keeps the window closer to room temperature, helping eliminate drafts and increase energy efficiency.

Warm-Edge Spacer System

Spacers are placed between double and triple-panes of glass. In the past, they were mainly made of aluminum, which we no longer recommend due to its poor insulating properties. Our Intercept™ warm-edge spacer system extends the shelf-life of window glass by reducing condensation build-up and edge-to-glass temperatures. Designed to seal in escaping heat, this spacer system is the most effective on the market.


Make Your Home Energy-Efficient

Going green is a smart investment into your home. The payoff is not only significant, but also tangible. You’ll reap the benefits in comfortability and cost, as energy-efficient products pay for themselves time and time again.

If you’re ready to see the difference and enjoy being comfortable in your home again, contact the professionals at Window World today. We are happy to provide you with a free in-home estimate and answer any questions you may have about energy efficiency!

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