With the cost of electricity rising, most homeowners do whatever possible to keep their energy bills down. Installing energy efficient appliances is a great start, and you should consider replacing the existing windows in your Fort Worth, TX home with energy efficient windows.
The most significant difference between energy efficient and standard windows is the window panes. Standard windows typically have one or two panes of glass without the insulation you need. These windows have two or three panes of glass with krypton, argon or other gas fills between the window panes to help insulate the windows and your home.
If you aren’t sure if installing these windows is worth the investment, you should consider having your standard windows replaced.
#1 Save Money
Installing energy efficient windows in your home requires a significant investment; however, they will also save your money. According to Energy Star, you can save up to $465 per year if your existing windows have a single pane, and if you have double-pane windows, you can save up to $111 per year. The money you can save won’t cover the cost of the windows, but over time, you will recoup part of the cost in the money you save on your energy bills.
If you’re tired of paying high energy bills, installing these windows could solve the problem.
#2 Improved U-Factor
A window’s U-factor is the rate transfer of heat gain or loss through a window. Standard windows have a higher U-factor because they don’t provide much insulation. Energy efficient windows have a lower U-factor and offer better insulation and higher airflow resistance. This provides more insulation and increases the surface temperature of the windows, keeping your home at a comfortable temperature all year long.
#3 Your Home Will Be More Comfortable During the Winter
Winter days in Fort Worth, TX are relatively mild; however, the temperature can drop significantly when a cold front moves in, and the same is true at night. When it gets this cold outside, you want to be warm and toasty when you’re inside. Nobody wants to sit by a drafty window during the winter, which is common with standard windows. If the surface temperature of the windows is 52 degrees or lower, your home will be colder than it should be.
Energy efficient windows have two or three panes of glass with insulating glass between each pane, keeping the window pane from reaching 52 degrees or lower, keeping your entire home cool and comfortable. When your existing standard windows are replaced, and you choose these windows, your family can comfortably sit by the windows.
#4 Your Home Will Be More Comfortable During the Summer
When you sit by a window in your home during the summer, the sun will make you and your whole house warmer, which is the last thing you want on a 90-degree day. According to Energy Star, standard double-pane windows allow 75 percent of the sun’s heat into the home, making it challenging to stay cool and comfortable.
Energy efficient windows don’t allow the sun’s heat to make your home hotter because the multiple panes and insulated gas will keep the windows cool. In addition, the solar radiation absorbed in the house will make it hotter than it should be, and these windows will keep the temperature down.
Most people spend more time indoors when it’s 90+ degrees outside. If you have standard windows, you won’t be as cool as you like it to be; therefore, installing energy efficient windows will keep your home cooler and more comfortable during the summer.
#5 Increase the Lifespan Of Your HVAC System
The HVAC system in your home keeps your home warm during the winter and cool during the summer.
If you have standard, single, or double pane windows, your air conditioner will have to work harder during the summer to keep your home cool and comfortable. The extra work will significantly increase your energy bills and put added strain on the unit, reducing its maximum lifespan.
Your furnace will have to work harder during the winter, causing the same problems. The average cost to replace an HVAC system is between $5,000 and $10,000. Therefore, you should do whatever possible to extend the HVAC system’s lifespan, and installing energy efficient windows can help.
The windows will keep the warm air out during the summer and the cold air out during the winter, reducing the stress on the HVAC system.
When you consider the cost and time it takes to replace the HVAC system, you’ll see that installing these windows is worth the investment.
Installing energy efficient windows in your home qualifies you for money-saving rebates and tax incentives. You could also receive special financing offered by the state or federal government or local utility companies that can save money on the final cost of the window installation.
Call Energy Window Solutions Today
If you have decided to replace your existing windows with energy efficient windows, call Energy Window Solutions. Our management team has been in the window business for over 30 years and understands all aspects of the window industry; and in 2001, we started building our own windows systems.
Unlike many other window companies who claim to offer factory-direct prices, we really do. We build products designed to keep the heat and cold out and reduce outside noise while providing more privacy in your home.
We are more than a window company and also install doors, siding, gutters, and window treatments, making us a one-stop shop for your home’s comfort and improvement.
We have earned an excellent reputation in Fort Worth, TX, over the years and have an A+ rating on Google and a 5-star Google rating.
If you are ready to install new windows in your home but don’t have the available cash or credit, we have special financing available for up to 15 months, interest-free, so you can start the project whenever you’re ready.
To schedule an appointment for a free consultation, give Energy Window Solutions a call today.