Orleans County, Louisiana

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2A – Hot Humid

Orleans County, Louisiana is located within the Hot Humid climate zone, which also has the designation of #2A. The US Department of Energy has split the United States into eight zones to help in creating optimal building practices to achieve the most energy savings within homes.

A hot-humid climate is defined as a region that receives more than 20 inches (50 cm) of annual precipitation and where a thermometer can reach either 67 °F for 3,000 hours or 73 °F for 1,500 hours during the warmest six consecutive months of the year through evaporative cooling.

Best Energy Saving Products

We've outlined a handful of building products that should be tailored for homes specifically in your Louisiana county. We detail the recommendations, how to interpret them, and then some of the more popular brands that meet or exceed those energy-saving standards.

Windows in Orleans County are expected to have a U-Factor of 0.35 or less. The lower the U-Factor value of a window, the better it is at keeping heat inside the home.

The expected Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of windows installed in Orleans County should be equal to or less than 0.25. This value measures how well a product can resist unwanted solar heat gain, which is important in the warmer summer months.

Climate Zone Window U-Factor Skylight U-Factor Glazed SHGC Air Leakage
2A – Hot Humid
0.35 0.65 0.25 ≤5

Any new or replacement window will be better at preserving energy than an old leaky one. Double paned windows with argon gas are the most energy efficient, but also the most expensive.

Manufacturer Product Type Material Installation Price U-Factor* SHGC*
E-Series Casement, Double Hung, Awning, Bay, Gliding, Picture Wood Interior, Aluminum Exterior New, Replacement 0.27-0.26 0.16-0.41
350 Series Casement, Double Hung, Single Hung, Awning, Sliding Vinyl New 0.24-0.29 0.14-0.41
400 Series Casement, Double Hung, Awning, Bay, Gliding, Picture Wood Interior, Vinyl Exterior New, Replacement 0.24-0.32 0.16-0.6
Signature Casement, Double Hung, Bay, Awning, Picture Wood/Aluminum Clad New 0.22-0.33 0.17-0.53
Siteline Casement, Double Hung, Fixed, Bay, Sliding, Awning Wood, Clad-Wood New, Replacement 0.18-0.47 0.18-0.67

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* Each product has various options that impact energy performance.