While windows provide plenty of light into the home, they also offer warmth and ventilation OR they can negatively impact a home’s energy efficiency. Energy efficient windows play a huge part in decreasing a home’s energy costs, especially for homeowners on a tight budget.
Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Current Windows
Rather than purchasing a new window, you can improve the energy efficiency of your existing windows by adding storm windows, weather stripping, caulking or using window coverings. Storm windows will significantly reduce air leakage while caulk is best for stationary cracks or gaps. Window treatments are most commonly used to reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer.
Purchase New Energy-Efficient Windows
If you have old or inefficient windows, it’s much more cost-effective to replace them. Eventually, energy-efficient windows pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs. When properly installed through Bennett Contracting, you’ll see a noticeable difference in lighting, heating and cooling costs.
So What Are the Benefits of Efficient Windows?
Besides reducing the cost of heating and cooling, energy-efficient offers many benefits. Lower HVAC costs are directly affected by energy-efficient windows along with overall improved comfort. High-performance windows generate interior glass surfaces as well as reduce frost and condensation. Carpet, fabrics, paper, artwork and wood may fade with exposure to sunlight. However, with energy-efficient windows, fading is significantly reduced.