Yes, Replacement Windows Can Make Your Home ‘Greener’ May 18, 2017 When you go ‘green’ it usually means you’re spending more time and energy focused on protecting the environment. There are plenty of ways you can go greener at home, and choosing quality replacement windows can help you do that. What should you look for? When shopping for replacement windows and energy efficiency is an important factor for you, you want to focus on double glazing. Double glazed windows are a good asset. When they are sealed with argon or krypton gas, they are going to offer a lot better energy efficiency than if they are simply vacuum sealed. Still, a vacuum seal on a double glazed window is going to be better than single glazing or double glazing windows that are 15 or 20 years old in which the seal has failed. This helps to cut down on the amount of heat loss during the winter, which will ultimately save you money on your heating expenses, using less energy, and being more environmentally friendly for the world. Also, consider low-e film coating. This film coating is added during the manufacture of the glass and is designed to cut down on the amount of ultraviolet radiation that penetrates your house during the summer months. This helps keep your home cooler, reducing the need for any air-conditioning units in the windows or fans running constantly. That is going to help improve your energy efficiency and turn your home into a greener home.