Choosing the right windows for your home is not always easy, as there are a multitude of options available and factors to consider. One of the most important factors that homeowners consider when buying new windows is energy efficiency. When searching for windows that are energy efficient, you may be wondering whether you should opt for single- or double-pane windows—will one really make more of a difference in your monthly heating and cooling costs? The answer is yes.
The Difference Between Single- & Double-Pane Windows
Single-pane windows are exactly what they sound like: windows made with a single layer of glass. On lower quality windows, single-pane glass does not provide a great deal of insulation since only one pane of glass is typically not sufficient to keep outside temperatures from seeping into a home.
Double-pane windows, also known as dual-pane windows, have two panes of glass that are separated from each other by a space filled with air. That air traps winter’s colder temperatures or summer’s heat in between the two windows and forms a barrier that blocks the heat and cold from seeping into your home.
This will keep your home’s interior temperature more stable year round, which will reduce the strain on your HVAC system and lead to lower energy costs over time. In fact, when compared to single-pane windows, double-pane windows can provide as much as 24% more in energy savings in cold climates and 18% in hot climates—making double-pane windows the more energy-efficient option.
Quint-Pro Siding & Windows
At Quint-Pro Siding & Windows, we offer masterfully crafted double-pane windows that are energy efficient, beautiful, durable, and low maintenance. Contact us today for more information!