Did you know that home energy loss through old and damaged windows can contribute to around 40% of an average household’s annual HVAC costs? If you put off their replacement, your indoor comfort becomes compromised, especially during the summer and winter months. Such windows are hardly effective in keeping the weather out. At the same time, your HVAC system will have to work harder to keep the indoor temperatures consistent, resulting in increased utility bills. If you don’t want to end up paying high energy bills, you need to upgrade to high-quality windows.
Never Settle for Low-Quality Windows
New windows can make a big difference in your home’s visual appeal. However, the quality you choose is crucial to their long-term durability and resistance against the outdoor elements. Avoid low-quality windows if you’re aiming for better energy efficiency and longevity. Single-pane windows should also never be considered even if they’re cheaper than most brands. Even if they look good on your home’s exterior, it’s simply not worth it since they hardly improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Biggest Advantages of Energy-Efficient Windows
Faded furnishings and other items are frequently caused by ultraviolet rays getting into your home. Old windows have lost their ability to filter out the UV rays, but this won’t be a problem with new windows. High-quality windows are equipped with spectrally selective glass with a low-emissivity (Low-E) coating that blocks UV rays as natural light enters your home, protecting your upholstery, carpentry and other interior items from fading. And if you upgrade to bigger windows, you let in more sunlight into your home. You won’t have to rely on artificial lighting, which means less energy consumption each month.
High-performance windows made by reputable brands are usually the better choice and are worthwhile investments if you want to improve your home’s energy efficiency. They help reduce heating and cooling costs by retaining indoor temperatures more effectively. Better quality windows can even increase your HVAC’s life expectancy — it won’t have to consume more energy to keep your home comfortable, allowing you to achieve significant savings on your utility bill.
ExteriorPros is your top choice if you’re planning a complete window installation. We carry Alside® vinyl replacement windows to provide you with energy-efficient, durable replacement options. Count on us to get the job done with your best interests in mind! You can reach us at (301) 632-5111, or fill out our convenient online request form to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.