How Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows Save You Money
According to the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States, getting energy-efficient window replacements will protect your home from dangerous ultraviolet light as well as save you hundreds of dollars each year in home heating and cooling costs!
Most of our choices in life are tradeoffs, choosing between different sets of advantages and disadvantages. At the same time, occasionally an option comes along which is all advantages with no downsides.
Energy-efficient replacement windows are a win-win choice that benefits everyone. They’re great for the environment, which benefits all people, and they also benefit the user. Plus they benefit the user in many, varied ways, not just one.
Read on to learn all about energy-efficient windows and what they can do for you!
What Are Energy-Efficient Home Windows?
Traditional windows are designed for basically only three purposes. They allow light into your home, let you easily see outside of your home, and help form a barrier that keeps your inside and outside air separate.
But there are many downsides to traditional windows and many things that they fail to do.
For one thing, traditional windows fail to properly address the transfer of temperature. While the actual air from outside doesn’t come inside, the temperature of that air can! The outside air changes the temperature of your window, and then your window changes the temperature of your inside air.
Trying to maintain your preferred climate inside with old-fashioned windows is a constant uphill battle.
Another way that traditional windows fail is that they let light of all kinds into your home. Think about how inconvenient it is to have to worry about sunburn and skin damage, even while you’re in your own home!
Energy-efficient windows are a modern, updated version of windows. They bring to bear all the advantages of modern technology and apply them to address the problems that we’ve become aware of through long years of experience.
Energy-efficient windows are made with multiple window panes and use special transparent coatings. You can’t see these coatings, and they freely let in visible light, but they affect UV light and temperature control. They are also built with advanced materials that improve how airtight they are.
What Are the Advantages of Energy Efficient Windows?
The first advantage of energy-efficient windows is that they seal out temperature, as well as air. Using high insulation glass, vacuum technology, and special coatings allows these windows to avoid changing temperatures.
The result? Your home stays the temperature you want it. That means you can enjoy a consistently comfortable home environment!
At the same time, your home heating and air conditioning won’t have to work as hard. This means that they won’t wear out as fast or require as much upkeep. And on top of that, they’ll use less energy each month, so your windows are already paying for themselves!
The special coatings of energy-efficient windows also protect you from UV rays. This special technology allows visible light to flow freely into your home, providing you with beautiful home lighting and a great view! At the same time, they can seal out UV rays so you can enjoy the sunshine without sunburns.
Not only will this help protect your skin from aging or burning, but you’ll be able to relax comfortably at any time of day in your home without having to wonder if you have to avoid certain rooms to avoid dangerous light.
The last great advantage of energy-efficient windows is that they improve the value of your home! Homebuyers love to know that a home has been well cared for and upgraded with the latest modern advancements.
The Environmental Protection Agency provides a relevant estimate. They say that a full 78% replacement window costs are recouped when you sell your home. That means only 22% of the cost has to be paid for by lower energy costs and beautiful windows!
The Best New Home Windows
Energy Star is an endorsement you can find of quality, highly efficient windows. Windows with the Energy Star endorsement have been qualified because they meet the strict standards of the US EPA.
When you buy Energy Star windows, you can know that you’re getting an intensely studied and highly approved product. These windows will last for years and pay for themselves many times over.
The installation costs for new windows and doors is roughly equal to the cost of the window or door. That’s if you find quality professionals who can provide you with the best service.
However, it is very important to realize that this is only a very rough estimate. The cost of installation will vary based on the difficulty of the job and the expertise required to do it correctly.
The complexity and number of your windows will determine how much labor goes into installing them. You can contact trained experts to get a custom estimate of your exact situation.
As long as you buy energy-efficient windows, they will pay for themselves. Depending on the size and style you buy, they will do so sooner or later. That can mean they pay for themselves in just a few years, or over the course of many years of energy savings.
Get the Most Out of Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows
We hope that you found something helpful in this article on the benefits of energy-efficient replacement windows. The ways that you upgrade your home will pay themselves off as you enjoy them each and every day for years to come.
To find expert advice and service on installing energy-efficient doors and windows, get in touch with us!