Understanding Energy Efficiency

It’s an excruciatingly hot summer day and no matter what you do, your home will not stay cool. You have fans circulating, blinds drawn and any unnecessary lights turned off. Still, the thermostat reads a toasty 10 degrees higher than the temperature you set. Sound familiar?

You have likely heard the term “energy efficiency” before, but you might not be aware of how much having non-energy efficient windows can cost you throughout the year.

The Benefits of Energy Efficient Products

In short, the energy efficient windows, doors, siding and insulation on offer at Window World of Central Alabama allows you to decrease the amount of energy you use in your home in Birmingham, AL — without sacrificing an amenity.

In warm months, energy efficient products trap undesirable warm air outside. Alternatively, in cold months they wrap your home in a blanket of insulation, keeping your heat inside and protecting your interior from cold drafts. Energy efficient products offer a myriad of benefits, both economically and environmentally.

  • Energy efficient products save homeowners, businesses and large industries a significant amount of money every year.
  • When heating and cooling systems, appliances and lighting products can reduce the amount of energy they use, fewer greenhouse gases seep into the environment.
  • Some energy efficient products, such as windows and doors keep a home or commercial building much more comfortable during extreme weather conditions.

Here at Window World, we believe our customers should never have to sacrifice quality, comfortability or affordability. With our energy efficient products, you can have it all.


Energy Efficient Windows

Energy Efficient Windows Window World

Energy efficient windows from Window World are a wonderful investment for any home. Drawing similarities to a two-way mirror, energy efficient windows allow visible light to pass through to keep your home well-lit, while reflecting long-wave infrared radiation to keep interior temperatures constant. A few added benefits, include:

  • 48% reduction in solar heat transfer during the summer months
  • 104% increase in R-value of the glass in winter months
  • Protect your carpet, furniture and draperies from fading
  • The Intercept™ Spacer System will extend the life of your windows


Energy Efficient Doors

Energy Efficient Doors Window World

Window World carries a number of replacement doors that offer excellent energy efficiency. From choosing low-E glass for a mostly glass patio door, to choosing an energy efficient Therma-Tru® entry door, your energy efficient options are nearly endless. A few added benefits, include:

  • Protection against unwanted temperature changes
  • A properly installed and sealed entry door
  • A durable and sturdy door that keeps your home secure


Energy Efficient Vinyl Siding

Energy Efficient Siding Window World

We find that many customers have never even considered vinyl siding as an energy efficient option. However, the Prodigy® Insulated Wall System from Window World takes vinyl siding to a whole new level with up to a 1.5 inch-thick foam insulation. A few added benefits, include:

  • Protection against unwanted temperature changes, no matter what season
  • Durable material that protects your home from hurricane-force winds, excessive moisture and hail
  • Improved curb appeal and comfortability


Make Your Home Energy Efficient

When it comes to making your home energy efficient, there really is no risk. The payoff is not only significant, but also tangible. You will reap the benefits in comfortability and cost, as energy efficient products are an investment that 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!