Invest In Energy Saving Windows
If you are toying with the idea of new replacement windows for your home, there is no better time to make the investment than the summer. Windows and doors are key to your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. Outdated or rickety windows are responsible for a large percentage of the wasted energy in your home.
Research show that in the winter, windows can leak heat or block too many of the sun’s warming rays. This means you burn more fuel and pay higher utility bills. In summer, poorly performing windows let cool air escape and fail to reflect outdoor heat. The good news is that today’s windows and doors are far more energy-efficient than those of even 10 years ago.
Modern, energy-efficient windows and doors can save you 15 to 25 percent on your monthly heating and cooling bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Years ago, single sheets of clear glass were all you could find, now windows have multiple glass layers. Special coatings on the glass reflect sunlight and ultraviolet rays without dimming the view. Gases injected between panes create extra insulation. Advanced framing materials and innovative design provide further efficiency gains. New, energy efficient windows aren’t cheap, but overtime, you will save so much energy, your investment will pay for itself.