Winter Thermal Comfort
Older windows with a lower glass temperature feel colder because more heat is radiated or transmitted from the human’s body to the window. Cold glass also creates unpleasant drafts as the air near the window is cooled and drops to the floor. This creates an air movement pattern, which feels drafty and ultimately accelerates heat loss. High quality energy efficient windows in Arizona with lower U-factors result in higher interior window temperature and thus greater comfort.
Summer Thermal Comfort
During the summer, strong sunlight strikes people as well as interior surfaces, creating overheating and discomfort. High quality energy efficient windows in Arizona with low solar heat gain coefficients reduce the solar radiation that comes through the glass as well as the associated discomfort. Low solar heat gain or low-E glass reduces your homes heat gain while providing your family with sufficient light and view.
For more information about energy efficient windows in Arizona, contact Republic West.