Patio Enclosures’ sunrooms save energy through their aluminum or vinyl frames and glass, which keep heat and cold from transferring through, and through a super spacer, a component located at the edge of the glass that also stops the transfer of heat and cold. The type of glass used plays a large role as well. Each time a new type of glass is introduced, or an older type upgraded, Patio Enclosures will upgrade their glass technology. Because of this, their glass has some of the highest light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratings without having tint. Goddard says that all of these measures are not only to ensure energy efficiency, but also to help create a comfortable temperature within the sunroom.
upgrading your windows can up to triple your home’s resistance to heat transfer, making for a great step towards an energy efficient home. Many homes have single pane windows, but Schmitz suggests upgrading to double pane (also known as insulated glass units, or IGUs), which are equipped with a pocket of air to insulate against heat transfer. “The ability of the unit to resist heat transfer is known as its R-value, and can be increased with simple upgrades,” Schmitz says.