Investing in high-quality, energy-efficient windows will add more value to your home and improve your comfort. After a window replacement, you’ll also notice that there is less outdoor noise that penetrates your living spaces. However, to enjoy these benefits, you need to make sure that the new units you will get are ideal for the size of your space.
Here are tips to help you choose the right window size for your home.
Know the Link Between Thermal Mass and Window Size
Thermal mass pertains to how well a material can absorb heat energy. High-density materials such as concrete, tiles, bricks need a significant amount of heat energy to change in temperature. These materials are also said to have high thermal mass. Meanwhile, materials like timber have lower thermal mass.
Door and window installation experts suggest getting units with more expansive areas of glass if your home has higher levels of thermal mass and larger north-facing windows. On the other hand, if your home has low thermal mass, you want to avoid large windows with standard glass.
Consider the Location of Your New Windows
By placing larger windows to the north, you can enjoy more heating in the colder months. To minimize energy loss during winter and minimize heat gain in summer, choose smaller south-facing windows. Moreover, east and west-facing windows tend to receive a lot of sun during summer. Keep windows areas in the part of your home small to prevent your spaces from getting too hot. Choosing the right window size and location will help you reduce energy loss in your home.
Let STL Windows Direct assist with your new window installation project. We are one of the leading window and patio door installers in the area. Give us a call at (314) 627-0805 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.