Short answer — absolutely not! When it comes to cost-saving techniques to cut bills around the home, it’s never too late to make a move. Energy efficient windows aren’t a new concept by any means. Homeowners all around Jacksonville have known the benefits of energy efficient windows for years. The American Window Products team is here to inform you about even more perks of installing new windows this season. 

Low E Glass is a Crucial Element Your Home Needs Today

If you experience problems with higher-than-normal utility bills, poor temperature regulation or bleached furniture, Low E glass is the solution. Contrary to what you might think, Low E isn’t actually a type of glass. It’s a protective coating that can be applied to your existing windows or new, updated units


The coating is designed and applied to reflect the sun back outdoors to protect your house.  This keeps the heat and harmful UV rays outside where they belong. This simple but powerful coating protects furniture, flooring and even your family and pets from the dangerous effects of the sun. 

Multiple Panes of Glass Make All the Difference

If you’ve had your windows for eight or more years, there’s a good chance it has thinned, cracked and weathered. High-quality, multi-paned windows make all the difference when it comes to energy efficiency. 


Aside from the clear benefits of double and triple layers of glass, argon gas plays a huge role. Argon gas is a critical feature that helps maximize the window’s energy efficiency rating and increase the “R” value of the glass. Not sure what that means? Here are a few terms to look for when you shop for new windows:


– R Value: The resistance of a window to heat conduction (the higher the better)

– U Factor: Measures insulation and rate of heat transfer (the lower the better)

– Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): Indicates how well a window blocks heat caused by the sun (the lower the better)

– Visible Transmittance (VT): The amount of light the window lets into your home or office (the higher the VT, the more natural light)

– Air Leakage (AL): The rate at which air flows through the window joints (the lower the better)

What to Know About Weather Stripping

Weatherstripping is an important component of all energy efficient windows. It’s the first line of defense against harsh weather and the most important factor in insulation. What is it, exactly? Just like you’d see in your car windows and the doors around your home, weatherstripping is a component of your windows that seals openings from the elements. 


While it’s a crucial player in defending against rain and excess moisture, it also keeps interior air inside your house. This added benefit keeps your energy bills low by allowing your AC and heater to work less.  

Combat Poor Energy Efficiency with a Well-Rounded Strategy

Impressive energy efficiency benefits require more than new windows (although that’s the important first step.) The American Window Products crew has compiled a simple list of ways to make your home more efficient this year:


– Unplug all of your appliances when they aren’t in use

– Lower the set temperature on your water heater

– Schedule routine service with your HVAC and window companies

Find the Windows Right for You with American Window Products

One of our top priorities at American Windows is to help you choose the best product for your home and family. From staying within your budget to reaping all the energy efficient benefits, our team knows what it takes to find the perfect windows for you. 


I’m one happy customer! A big thanks to Josh and Chad for an amazing job installing my new kitchen window! I would definitely do business with this company again!

– Jerebi M., American Window Products Google Review


If you’re unsure whether or not you’re due for replacement windows, take this quick quiz to get your answer. Work with American Window Products to experience the many benefits of energy efficient windows in your Jacksonville home or business. Give us a call today to schedule your free estimate