At Miranda Windows & Doors, we genuinely feel blessed to be able to offer our customers unmatched customer service, and a diverse selection of top-quality, eco-friendly products available in Canada. Our focus on each client has enabled us to learn and improve since 1981 to bring you a true one-stop shopping experience in the heart of Mississauga, servicing the Greater Toronto Area.
One of the many reasons the products we carry are the best available is because they are the most energy efficient. At Miranda, we understand the ever-evolving needs of our customers, and right now, saving energy has never been more important. This is why we offer high-quality, energy efficient yet affordable windows to all customers. Whatever your budget may be, our dedicated team will ensure you get the best solutions for your family and for the environment.
Below you will find important reasons why you should choose Energy Efficient windows from Miranda.
1. Miranda Windows have Energy Star ratings
At Miranda, our windows proudly bear the Energy Star rating. Windows which are certified by Energy Star are known globally to be extremely energy efficient. They have a high-quality material for their frame, like vinyl and fiberglass. This makes the windows durable and enables them to provide excellent insulation, all the while requiring only minimum maintenance.
These windows usually have two glass panes, where the space in between is filled with air or glass. Some windows even have three or more panes.
2. Miranda Windows have low Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
Another quality of Miranda Windows that make them so energy efficient is that they have low Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC). This means that the glasses absorb a lesser amount of solar radiation as heat into the house. So you, as a homeowner, end up saving a lot of money on your heating and cooling bills, apart from saving energy.
3. Miranda Windows have low U-value
U-value is basically the window’s resistance to the loss of heat. In other words, it is how well your window performs when it comes to preventing the escape of heat from your house. Miranda Windows have a low U-value, which means that they do a better job at keeping just the right amount of heat inside your home, especially during winters. Generally, U-value ratings are from 0.2 to 1.2.
4. Miranda Windows have high Visible Light Transmittance (VT)
Visible Light Transmittance or VT simply means the amount of visible light which your window glass can transmit into your home. If a window glass has low VT, it means it is capable of transmitting only a small amount of visible light. However, if VT is high, that means more amount of visible light can enter your home through your glass pane. Miranda Windows have high VT, which enables you to save energy and money as you won’t need electric lighting during the day. You can easily depend on natural lighting that enters your home through your window.
5. Miranda Windows have high R-value
The R-value of a window is the amount of resistance the window, especially the glass pane, can put up against heat flow. In other words, it is a measurement of how effective the insulation of the window is in stopping the flow of heat. If a window has high R-value, it means it has better resistance. Lower R-value translates to weaker resistance. Miranda Windows has a higher R-value, which means that they provide better insulation and a strong resistance to heat flow.
6. Miranda Windows have Low Emissivity (Low-E) Rating
Last but not least, another reason Miranda windows are energy efficient is because they use Low Emissivity or Low-E glass, which has a special coating that is able to reflect infrared light. This not only protects your interiors from fading out, by decreasing harmful UV rays from getting in, but it also helps keeps the heat inside your home during winter, and outside during summer, in effect saving you money and decreasing your carbon footprint. When you choose Miranda Windows & Doors you are supporting eco-friendly products and helping Canada decrease its carbon footprint.