When you start to look for replacement windows in Costa Mesa, CA, your main goal might be to find the most energy efficient windows possible. Most people want efficiency in their new windows. Depending on what you can afford in your budget, you can definitely do better with new windows than whatever you have on your home now. But if you truly want something better than anything else, here’s how you’ll find it:
Start With Energy Star Labels
The first thing you will want to look for is the Energy Star Certification on the windows you consider. Any window that doesn’t have that sticker can be ruled out automatically. This certification means that the window in question has ratings that meet at least a minimum requirement in your region of the country. You will want to compare windows further, but start with options that have that label and go from there.
Continue With Other Label Details
To get the highest level of energy efficiency, you will want to compare the ratings labels on the windows. Know the terms and what the numbers mean so you know which windows have better ratings for your needs. Once you rule out certain candidates for better options, you will have a much narrower field to work with.
Starting with standard windows and their ratings is a good idea, but you can upgrade and add to the efficiency of those windows when you decide to choose certain items over others. If you choose one window because of its great ratings, those ratings will only improve if you take the standard double pane glass and turn it into triple pane glass. You can also add inert gas fillings between those panes instead of air because inert gas is denser and will insulate better. While the technicians are at it, they can also put low-E coatings on the glass to bounce the heat back outside instead of letting it into the house. That coating will also block UV rays, but will still let the sun light through. With all of those upgrades, and good ratings on the labels, you should have the most efficient windows you can get.
Not everyone has the budget they need to get the highest level of efficiency in their replacement windows in Costa Mesa, CA and that’s okay. As long as you match the ratings and any upgrades you choose to your home, you can get something that will work wonders with your energy use. The professionals at California Window & Solar can help you with the details when you call (949) 284-7483. We understand you may not know everything there is to know about new windows and we’re here to help you with our experience and background. Visit our website for more information about us at cgwindow.com or, better yet, come to our showroom to have a look at windows, ratings, and everything in between at 2915 Red Hill Ave Ste B104 Costa Mesa, CA 92626.