Warm Today, Cold Tomorrow: How Low-E Door Glass Helps
If there’s one thing the spring season is famous for, it’s the fickle weather. In some regions, we seem to experience all four seasons in one day! We’ll find ourselves wearing a winter coat in the morning, opening the windows to a warm breeze in the afternoon, and bumping the heat back up in the evening. The good news is, Zabitat can help you regulate the effect of this erratic weather on your home – with our energy efficient Low-E door glass.
Low-E glass is designed to reflect heat, which helps keep your indoor temperature stable. As a result, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to heat and cool your home. This translates to money saved!
So, what exactly is Low-E door glass?
Low-E stands for low emissivity. It is glass that has a microscopically thin metallic coating designed to reduce heat transfer. It is transparent – you won’t know it’s there – but it reduces the amount of UV rays that pass through the glass.
The concept is similar to a household object many of us use daily: a coffee thermos! The goal of a thermos is to maintain the temperature of hot or cold liquid. The reflective properties of the thermos holds the heat or cold inside, just like energy-efficient Low-E door glass does to your home. This is significant because at least 25% of heat loss in a room comes from windows and glass doors, according to Energy.gov.
Is Zabitat’s Low-E Door Glass certified?
Yes! Zabitat is an ODL company. ODL is an ENERGY STAR® stakeholder. When installed in a proper door, ODL door glass products meet regional ENERGY STAR® thermal performance standards as defined by the U.S. Department of Energy and NAHB Green Building Standard specifications. Criteria is established for glass doors throughout the country based on the requirements for each region.
Want some more ideas to save energy?
Energy-efficient Low-E door glass is one tip. We have several other suggestions as well! Check out five suggestions from Zabitat here!