Your home in Findlay Creek may be equipped with a “Low-E” coating on the windows. So, what does the E stand for – Energy? Efficiency? Wrong on both counts. The E stands for “emissivity”. A thin, transparent coating of silver or tin oxide permits visible light to pass through while preventing heat inside a room from escaping. In winter, this reduces heat loss through windows; in summer it helps keep much of the heat from the sun outside a home. Low-E windows also filter out most of the damaging ultra-violet sunlight that fades furniture and drapes.
This fact was researched and submitted by Randy Ray, a Findlay Creek resident and co-author of nine books about Canada. For more trivia, please visit: www.triviaguys.com.