Replacing your windows with energy efficient ones is a way to not only improve the look of your home, but also to save you money on your monthly utility bills. Energy efficient windows are those that are meant to better insulate a home against hot and cold temperature changes. They also allow less ultraviolet light to come through the windows, resulting in a cooler home in the warmer spring and summer months.
With prices that average just 15 percent above traditional replacement windows, energy efficient windows
represent a small investment relative to their returns. According to Energy Star, a family will save anywhere from $101 to $583 a year after replacing single-pane windows in a home.
Many Reasons to Switch to Energy Efficient Windows
In addition to significant cost savings, there are many other reasons to choose energy efficient windows as an upgrade to your home. These include:
- More environmentally friendly: Using less energy is a more environmentally friendly way to power
your home. Because your air conditioner/heater requires less energy to cool or heat your home, you are placing less demands on fuel sources. According to Energy Star, replacing single-pane windows in a home saves 1,006 to 6,205 pounds of carbon dioxide, which is roughly the equivalent to as much as 317 gallons of gasoline.
- More comfortable home: When your home’s windows aren’t energy efficient, the effect creates hot and cool spots in the home that can make it less than comfortable. By choosing energy efficient windows, you
can create a home environment that is warm and/or cold where it should be.
- Better protection for items inside your home: The sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage and fade items in your home. This includes rugs, artwork, wood, and furniture. With energy-efficient windows, as little as 2
percent of the sun’s rays can get through, which results in significantly less damage to your personal items.
- Less regular maintenance: Energy efficient windows result in less condensation build up around the window panes and frames. This reduces the incidences of mold, dirt, and water spots in a home. As a result, a person will spend less time on home maintenance and cleaning projects. Also, less mold is a health and safety benefit as mold can trigger asthma.
Come See Our Choices
Allied Siding & Windows offers many different types of energy efficient windows that can make a beautiful and updated addition to your home. We invite you to experience the many benefits of upgrading to energy efficient windows for yourself by visiting one of our showrooms and speaking to a windows expert about the many trusted brands offered to our customers. Our company never charges to remove and dispose of old windows and will make the installation process as seamless as possible.
Investing in energy efficient windows can offer your home great returns in energy savings. For more information on how to get them, call Allied Siding & Windows at (713) 946-3697 for the Houston showroom, (512) 674-3464 for the Austin showroom, and (972) 888-9988 for the Dallas showroom.