Proper insulation is essential for enhancing your home’s energy performance. So to prevent heat loss while heating your house and heat gains while cooling your house don’t forget to pay attention while installing your window and do make sure to insulate all your windows properly. Another most attractive feature of an efficient window is that it helps in installing a much smaller HVAC unit. In short, you can achieve a lot of monetary benefits out of installing efficient windows. The efficiency of a window cannot be implemented in the same manner in different homes hence differs according to the location of the home and the positioning of the windows of the house. We all know that different climatic conditions require different energy performance features hence the same type of windows and insulation will work differently under different locations.
There is a tool called the Efficient Window Collaborative window selection tool that can help you in determining the right type of window for your house based on your home’s location and orientation. With the help of this tool you can even find out an estimated amount of annual energy cost according to your heating and cooling requirements and based on the type of window. Such tools are very beneficial when trying to cut down the cost of energy for heating and cooling, the cost of which forms the major part of the bill. The tool had few flaws earlier and has recently been updated making it more reliable and accurate. So with the help of this tool you can now even compute the saving estimates that can be attained on installing a particular type of window.