Contractor John's DIY House Medic

How To Save Energy in Your Home Part 2 All About Windows

May 17, 2021 Contractor John Season 2 Episode 58
Contractor John's DIY House Medic
How To Save Energy in Your Home Part 2 All About Windows
Show Notes

                              DIY House Medic  Podcast Show Notes

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Season:  2

Episode:  58

Episode Title:  How To Save Energy in Your Home Part 2 All About Windows

Episode Summary:

Save some energy and save some money. In Part 2 of this 4 part series Contractor John will share with you energy saving information along with tips and tricks that you can use to save energy dollars. Plus the listener of the week question and prepping for Jeopardy! 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

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Legal Shield  (SHOW SPONSOR)

Cutting Boards; Table Saw Creations by Contractor John

Roy Worley Voice Overs

Access the Word Dyslexia Help

 

First Aid Kit

Clotting Cloth

 

Minooka Vintage Faire Facebook Page

3 French Hens Country Market

 

Energy Star website https://www.energystar.gov/

National Fenestration Council http://www.nfrc.org

 

U-Value …..for windows fall between 0.20 and 1.20. The lower the U-value, the better.

R-Value….. for windows R-5, but  R-7 is more the standard. The higher the better

SHGC….. solar heat gain coefficient. On a scale from 0 to 1 good range of 0.40 to 0.60 during winter and below .40 in the summer.

VT…..Visible transmittance is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The higher the VT, the more light is transmitted. Best VT values between 0.30 and 0.70.

AL…. Air Leakage ratings between 0.1 – 0.3. Lower is better.

CR…..Condensation Resistance a number between 1 and 100. Lower is better.

 

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