DIY House Medic Podcast Show Notes
Episode Title: How To Save Energy in Your Home Part 2 All About Windows
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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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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