It’s no secret, having energy efficient windows and doors can save you a lot of money on heating and cooling costs year round. Efficient windows can reduce heating costs in the winter and cooling costs in the summer. This can add up to “big bucks” over the time you live in your residence. Since 1948, Scheel Window & Door has taken great pride in manufacturing products right here in the Ottawa Valley that meet and exceed the Energy Star standards for the Ottawa area.
So what makes Scheel Windows more energy efficient compared to other windows?
– More chambers
– Thicker walls
– Triple weather-stripping
– Low -E and Aragon Gas
Scheel windows have wider and deeper frames which provide more insulation. This also makes our frames stronger and warmer than most other window offerings. Having thicker walls and more chambers, our windows can also help to reduce noise levels in your home. Triple and in some cases quadruple (an industry best) weather-stripping provides our product with unmatched air tightness which is key to keeping warm air in your residence and the cold air out during the chilly winter months.
Unless otherwise specified, all Scheel insulated glass units come standard with low-E coatings and Argon gas. Low-E helps to prevent the sun from heating your house on hot summer days and assists to eliminate UV rays which can be harmful to furniture, floor coverings and other items close to your windows. Argon gas reduces heat conductivity by about 33% compared to regular air.
The thermal space between the panes of glass where the argon gas is located acts like a barrier to heat and cold helping to reduce the transfer of heat or cold from the exterior to the interior glass, thus improving the efficiency of our windows. Additionally, our windows are built to withstand winds up to 350 kilometers per hour.
Gives us a call today and learn why knowledgeable homeowners have been purchasing Scheel windows and doors since 1948. Learn more by watching our short video on the YouTube channel here.