Exploring the Effects of Energy Efficient Glass
Nicole Marcellino in Columbus Ohio meets with Tim Clancy, Product Manager at Guardian Industries, at a home where new high performance windows are being installed as an upgrade. Tim explains how new technology affects the manufacturing of glass used in windows to create a more energy efficient home. Tim explains factors such as “U-value”, solar heat gain, and light transmission as important considerations when selecting the right window glass for a home’s location. Also shown is how to understand EnergyStar ratings for windows and working with a contractor.
With summer bringing hotter temperatures outside, homeowners will definitely notice if their home’s interior is too hot from the outside air seeping in, even if the thermostat says otherwise.
One of the main culprits of a home being too stuffy or too drafty in winter is -- old outdated windows. And with more and more people staying in their homes, it’s the perfect time to consider a big-impact home improvement such as replacing all your windows.
Guardian Industries ClimaGuard high performance glass creates a more energy efficient home environment.
Did you know ClimaGuard clear, low-e (low emissivity) coated glass can be formulated to suit certain areas of the country? The same formulation would not be used for Arizona and Maine.
ClimaGuard energy-efficient glass can:
o Reduce energy loss by 30-50%
o Reduce green house emissions
o Lower home’s carbon footprint
o Provide more energy efficiency
o Be “tuned” to different regions of the country
Three factors to consider when choosing new glass for your windows based on where you live:
• U-Value – measures how fast heat can move through material (the lower the number the better)
• Solar Heat Gain – resistance of sun’s heating rays coming in to the home
• Light Transmission – how much daylight comes into the home
For example, in winter, you want the radiant heat to reflect inside your home, and in summer, the radiant heart should reflect outside. The values given will show right on the sticker on the glass.
Besides giving your home an upgraded appearance, ClimaGuard saves you green while your home goes greener.
For more information, please visit: www.climaguardglass.com
ClimaGuard® clear and low-e coated glass provides homeowners with energy efficiency
Pompano Beach, FL – July 24, 2012) The windows in your home have a major impact on the energy efficiency of your home. Make sure to tune in to a ‘Think Green’ segment on “Designing Spaces” on Lifetime TV on July 26th at 7:30 am (ET/PT) as Tim Clancy, Product Manager at Guardian Industries talks to viewers about how replacing windows with the right glass can affect a homeowner’s utility bills.
During the episode, Clancy takes viewers out of the studio to a home where new windows are being installed with Guardian’s ClimaGuard® clear and low-e coated glass. Clancy educates the homeowner and viewers alike about how windows with this low-e coating (low emissivity) work by slowing the transfer of heat through the window, which works in both summer and winter to keep a home’s temperature moderated.
According to the Department of Energy, windows manufactured with low-e coatings typically cost 10-15% more than regular windows, but reduce energy loss by 30 – 50%. Advances in the development of Guardian ClimaGuard low-e coatings allow coatings to be “tuned” to provide the greatest energy efficiency and comfort for different climates.
Learn more about Guardian’s ClimaGuard® at www.ClimaGuardGlass.com or www.guardian.com.
About Designing Spaces on Lifetime Television
Designing Spaces, now in its 8th season, is the premier home improvement television show airing on the Lifetime network Thursday and Friday at 7:30am (ET/PT). The show inspires viewers on decorating ideas, do-it-yourself projects, and step by step home improvements to make every space count and to provide solutions to enjoy the space you live in. The “Family of Spaces” television shows include Think Green, Kids Spaces, and Designing Spaces of Hope which all provide great entertainment and solution driven programming for every member for the family.
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