While windows of yore featured just a single pane of glass mulled into the sash, most replacement windows made today are “multi-pane” windows. As the term implies, multi-pane windows feature more than one pane of glass—usually two, but sometimes three—that are built together to form the window’s glazing system. Multi-pane windows offer a number of insulation benefits as they create more barriers for heat to travel through. So, when it comes to insulating your Columbus, Ohio, residence, multi-pane windows are the way to go.
The Science of Heat Transfer
If you’ll remember from high school science class, heat transfer is the movement of thermal energy from one area to another. Hot air has a natural tendency to move toward cooler areas so as to create a temperature equilibrium. What this means for homeowners is that during the summer, all that hot outside air will naturally try to get into your nice cool home, and in the winter, all of your toasty warm air will try to escape. It’s not personal—it’s just science!
By reducing the amount of heat transfer, multi-pane windows can increase the comfort level of your home, keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Also, by reducing this unwanted transfer of hot air, multi-pane windows make it easier for your home to maintain a consistent interior temperature. That means your HVAC system won’t have to work so hard, which is good news for it, because it will probably last longer, and good news for you because you’ll probably see a reduction in your heating and cooling costs.
For more information about the insulation benefits of multi-pane windows, or to learn more about what to consider when shopping for replacement windows, click here to locate a Sunrise Windows dealer in the Columbus area.