Energy-efficient windows are a great way to lower your heating and cooling costs. To help increase the energy efficiency of your doors and windows, you can upgrade any of The Window Source products with our LowE/Argon, high-performance, insulated glass package.

What is LowE glass with Argon?

LowE Glass CutawayThe LowE glass has an invisible metallic coating applied to the surface that dramatically increases thermal performance by reflecting radiating heat. The LowE glass is more effective when used in sealed, insulated glass that has been filled with inert Argon gas. Performance can be further improved with a warm edge, the non-conductive spacer is used to separate the two panes of glass. With the proper LowE coating, the window will meet EPA Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency.

Does LowE glass lower both heating and cooling cost?

heat-reflection-diagramThe LowE coating increases the efficiency of the windows, helping save you money and keeping you comfortable during any season. In the winter, radiant heat produced by your heating system is reflected back into your home. While in the summer, radiant heat from the sun is reflected away from your home so that the burden on your cooling system is greatly reduced. Unlike dark tinted glass, LowE glass allows almost all visible light to pass through.

How do I select the right LowE coating for my climate?

glassgraph-gl3You don’t need to worry about which coating is best for your climate. The United States government Energy Star program takes out all the guesswork. The program has set performance Minimum criteria for each of the climate zones.

Select the Energy Star window that is compliant with your climate zone and you can rest assured that your LowE coating has been optimized for your climate.

When selecting your new or replacement windows, make sure you request an Energy Star compliant window. The Window Source guarantees that your windows will be Energy Star certified when you select the LowE upgrade on any of our doors or windows. LowE is a great investment that will pay for itself with the recouped energy costs and allow you to relax in your home more comfortable. The LowE is also great at reducing fading on fabrics inside your home that are exposed to a large amount of natural light.