Choosing the right type of window is one of the most important choices to make when it comes to designing your house. Being uneducated and choosing the wrong window style can cost you a lot of money, and a lot of comfortability. If you have old windows that you have not touched since you moved in, you may be experiencing the same thing.
There is no reason for you to have to worry about losing heat from your home in the winter, or cold air in the summer. Energy-efficient windows are the hedge against this. You get to be comfortable in your own home (as one should) and save money, all while making a positive environmental impact!
What are energy efficient windows?
Everybody knows what makes a car energy efficient, but when it comes to windows, they have no clue what it means.
Good thing we are here to help! Energy efficient windows are optimized to slow down the thermal transfer between the inside and outside of your house. There are a couple of ways that this works:
- Dual-pane or triple-pane windows have argon gas between the glass panes to help improve the windows insulation.
- If your windows are laminated, tinted, or tempered; that can also provide extra ultraviolet protection to keep the heat (or cold AC air) in your house.
What’s the cost… and are they worth it?
The average energy efficient window can cost anywhere from $300 – $750. And unlike other windows, these efficient windows help you save on your energy bills. The Department of Energy came out with a statement saying you can save $125 – $465 dollars per year just by swapping out single plane windows for energy efficient windows. You get to improve your carbon footprint and keep money in your pockets. It’s a win-win!
If you find yourself window shopping after reading this, make sure to give us a visit! Our experienced staff will help you find the window that best fits your needs!