Hello, Old House Community- I just had low-e dual pane windows installed and could not be more disappointed with them. It turns out, that the window installer forgot to mention to me that the windows are darkly shaded, and in the light, appear to be Green. The new windows block out all of the beautiful natural white light out of my already cold and dark house. No warmth from the sun is felt through the windows now at all. The room feels and appears cooler than before and the room is also darker than it used to be as well. These windows would be perfect for a south facing home or in cold or hot climates- but none of these issues apply. I have spent a small fortune and feel the rustic old charm of the house has been destroyed. I wanted the house to be more energy efficient, but it has happened at the expense of beauty! The installer says these are standard windows and is what is installed universally. I cannot believe that other old-house lovers put this in their homes! I thought I was ordering Clear low-e, however, and cannot accept the awful change. Has anyone had a similar story regarding window replacements in old homes? Is there a clear energy efficient option that is not so visually offending? Any advice, besides learn to live with it, is welcome.