One of the most important features of a thermal window is its glazing system, which is a major component of the unit’s overall thermal energy efficiency. If a window has clear, single-paned glass, this will be the least efficient while double-paned windows with Low-E coating are much more thermally effective. For maximum energy efficiency, Harvey offers triple glazing.
What is Triple Glazing?
Triple glazing uses three panes of glass, each separated by an air gap. To enhance performance, Harvey’s ENERGY STAR® high-performance glazing provides a Low-E coating with Krypton gas injected into the space between the window panes.
Energy Saving Benefits
Incorporating these elements into Harvey windows provides both thermal and energy-saving advantages, like reducing solar heat gain in the summer, and eliminating drafts within the home in the winter. Additionally, the third layer of glass strengthens the insulation between the outdoors and a home’s interior, keeping the warm air in and noise out.
Cost Saving Benefits
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, upgrading from single pane to ENERGY STAR qualified windows throughout your home can save you 7% to 15% on annual household energy bills.
Harvey + ENERGY STAR
All Harvey vinyl windows either meet or exceed ENERGY STAR requirements. Providing these glazing options gives our contractors a distinct advantage over other companies’ window products, and is also helping to conserve the planet’s energy resources.