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Room-by-Room Energy-Saving Tips for Your Florida Home

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Oct 12, 2020 7:45:00 AM

While sometimes it’s helpful to look at general home energy-efficiency tips, sometimes broad-sweeping advice can feel overwhelming. Tackling whole-house projects can be extremely time-consuming, and we fixate so heavily on the big picture that we fail to even start.

In this post, we’re breaking down energy-savings for each room of your Florida home, making it easy to approach the job one space at a time.

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Topics: Low-E Glass

 


3 Reasons to Ensure Your Windows are Low-E Glass

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Aug 26, 2015 11:22:30 AM

Energy_efficent_windowMany Southwest Floridians this time of year are looking for ways to keep their home or office hurricane resistant. Did you know that while choosing the perfect impact windows for your building, you can also opt to have low-emissivity protection in the glass as well? Low-emissivity, or low-e, is window glass that has been treated with an invisible metal or metallic oxide coating. It absorbs, reflects and emits the radiant energy that makes your interior hot and uncomfortably bright. Many savvy shoppers decide it is an economical choice for them, for several reasons:

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Which is Better: Low-E Glass or Tinted Window Film?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jan 21, 2015 1:30:00 PM
Which is Better: Low-E Glass or Tinted Window Film?If you've lived in Florida for any amount of time, you know how hot your home can get in the middle of summer. Even with air conditioning, light that comes directly into your home can make any room feel much warmer than it actually is. There are few things worse than sweating in your own home while you're paying for the air conditioning to run. When it comes to keeping your house cool, you have a few options for your windows. The two most popular options are low-e glass and a tinted window film. So, which one is better?
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What is Low-E Glass?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jun 4, 2014 2:29:12 PM

loweglassFloridians know how hot a house can get in the middle of summer. Even with air conditioning, light that passes through the windows can make any room feel warmer. Sun exposure can also cause detrimental and irreversible damage to your furniture. Although tinting your windows can seem like an easy solution, there's an even better option: Low-E glass.

Glass is one of the most popular and versatile building materials used today. Low-emissive (Low-E) glass is window glass that's been treated with an invisible metal or metallic oxide coating, creating a surface that reflects heat while still allowing light to pass through. Low-E coatings were developed to minimize the amount of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared light that can pass through the glass.  

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