When it comes to replacing your windows, not all replacement windows are equal. Energy efficient windows are made from high-quality materials and are typically custom fitted to better insulate your home. You can expect to notice benefits immediately after installing new windows.
Here are the top 4 benefits of energy efficient windows.
1. Lower Energy Bills
New windows are an investment in your home but do new windows save energy? According to the Department of Energy, heat gain and loss through windows are responsible for 25-30 percent of residential heating and cooling use. Installing windows that insulate your home better means that your air conditioning and heating units won’t have to work as hard to control the temperature inside, which could greatly reduce your energy bills. Investing in replacement energy efficient windows can make reduce your energy consumption and therefore your energy costs.
2. Better Indoor Temperature Control
Another advantage to improving your home’s insulation through energy efficient windows is the improved indoor climate control. Energy efficient windows will help improve the indoor air temperature so it is more in line with the thermostat throughout your home. Increased thermal control will make your home feel more comfortable no matter where you are throughout the house.
3. Reduced Noise
Replacing your windows with custom fitted, insulated windows will reduce the amount of outside noise that enters your home. Noise can enter through worn down materials, lack of insulation, or cracks due to poor installation. Installing energy efficient windows will aid in soundproofing your home, making it more tranquil and peaceful.
4. Increased Natural Light
Natural light has proven to be good for mental health and well-being, so it’s a good idea to invite plenty of it into your home. Replacing your old windows with newer energy efficient ones will allow you to open your blinds to the natural light without the threat of heat radiating through your windows increasing the inside air temperature or even fading homegoods fabrics like rugs and furniture. You will be able to enjoy the sunshine without the heat of the sun in your house.
5. Decreased Condensation
Condensation can build up on your windows when the temperature of the interior surface of the window is colder than the indoor air temperature. Properly insulated, high quality windows will be able to maintain the difference between these temperatures without allowing moisture to build up. This decreases the threat of mold, mildew or other condensation-related nuisances.
Not all replacement windows are energy efficient.
So you’ve decided to purchase new windows but it’s important to realize that all new windows might not be energy efficient.
When selecting new windows for your home make sure the windows have a high energy star rating. New windows that aren’t rated as energy efficient won’t do much for reducing your energy consumption and improving the air quality of your home.
Your professional window installation has a lot to do with whether your new windows save energy. That’s because poor installation can create gaps and even void your warranty. Windows, flashing and air sealing need to be installed expertly to reap the benefits of new window energy efficiency,
Energy efficient windows are proven to be a good investment that provide many large and small benefits for homeowners. At Thompson Creek our energy efficient replacement windows exceed the current performance criteria for Energy Star Certified windows within the Mid-Atlantic climate zone. Consider installing high quality, custom fitted windows to your home, and give your home the upgrade it needs.