7 Reasons To Install Energy Efficient Windows In Your Home | Southlake, TX
If you live in an older home and have never replaced the windows, they aren’t energy efficient. You may believe your existing windows are working well and there’s no reason to replace them. Still, you should consider the benefits of installing energy efficient windows in your home. If you understand how installing new windows will benefit your home and family, you’ll be willing to proceed with the project.
Does your family avoid sitting by the windows in the winter because cold drafts leak in through the windows? If so, your windows are to blame. Also, the summer sun will shine into the house, making the rooms and surfaces hot. These are the challenges you face with old windows, and energy efficient windows can solve the problem.
Older homes were designed with one pane of glass and don’t provide much insulation, while energy efficient windows have multiple panes of glass with an insulating gas between each, keeping the cold drafts out. They have Low-E coatings to prevent a range of sunlight from entering the house, keeping it cooler during the summer.
Reduce Your Energy Bills
With energy costs on the rise today, you want to do whatever possible to keep your electric bills down, and installing energy efficient windows can help. The windows keep the cold drafts out and prevent the sun from heating your home, putting less strain on your HVAC system. It won’t have to work as hard during the summer and winter and will consume less energy, and you’ll see a noticeable difference in your electric bills. You can save between $100 and $600 on your electric bills every year, and over time, the windows will pay for themselves with the money you’ll save on your electric bills.
Do you live on a busy street, or are the homes in your neighborhood close together? If so, you understand how distracting the outside noise can be and how you’re often worried that your neighbors will hear everything that happens in your house. Fortunately, installing energy efficient windows in your home can help.
The insulating gas between the window panes does more than insulate against outdoor temperatures and will also provide soundproofing. When the windows are installed, you’ll see a considerable difference and won’t be distracted by outside noise, and your neighbors won’t hear a thing.
Your windows should be washed regularly to ensure clear views from the windows. You probably already know what a hassle washing old windows can be. It’s easy to clean the interior pane, but the exterior frames are much harder to wash. You’ll need a ladder to reach the windows, and climbing up and down the ladder with window cleaner and paper towels can be dangerous. It takes just one misstep to fall from the ladder and sustain serious injuries. Also, it can be time-consuming because you have to move the ladder from window to window.
Energy efficient windows are designed to make washing the windows easier. They are double-hung, meaning that when the interior frame is clean, the window will flip down from the rails so you can wash the exterior pane from inside the house. You won’t have to worry about climbing up and down a ladder regularly to keep the windows clean.
You already know that the sun’s UV rays can be harmful to your skin and cause sunburn and skin cancer, but did you know that UV light can affect your home? Single-pane windows allow the sun to shine into the house and will fade anything in its path, such as the floors, carpets, and furniture, causing you to spend money you didn’t expect to pay.
As mentioned above, energy efficient windows have Low-E coatings to prevent your house from getting too hot during the summer and will also filter the UV light. Sunlight will still shine into the house, the windows will filter the UV rays, and your home and belongings won’t be damaged when you open the drapes.
We all live on this planet, and protecting the environment for future generations is everyone’s responsibility. You can do your part for the environment by installing energy efficient windows in your home. When the windows are installed, your heater and air conditioner won’t have to work as hard. According to Energy Star, running the HVAC system less will allow you to reduce thousands of pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, which is essential in protecting the environment.
Increase Your Home’s Value
Installing new windows is one of the simplest ways to increase your home’s value. If you spend $10,000 on the windows, your home’s value will increase by around $8,500, which is an 85 percent return on your investment.
You’ll also attract more interested buyers if you decide to sell your home. Most homebuyers look for energy-efficient, turnkey homes, and installing new windows with energy efficiency provides both.
Energy Window Solutions Can Help
If you’re ready to replace your existing windows with energy efficient windows, look no further than Energy Window Solutions. We’re a full-service window company, and we also install doors, siding, window treatments, and gutters.
Our management team has been in the window business for over 30 years, and we started building our own window systems in 2001. We offer true factory direct prices, and unlike our competitors, we don’t use high-pressure sales tactics. We’ll provide a free in-home estimate, and then the ball is in your court. We’ll start the project immediately if you like, or wait as long as you need without making annoying phone calls. It’s your house, so we’ll work on your timetable.
We’ve earned an excellent reputation in the community over the years and have a 5-star rating on Google and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We’ve also been recognized in the industry with awards, including the Best of the Best National Award in 2017, Energy Stars’ Most Efficient in 2021, and in 2022 we won the Premier Service Award and Best of Denton County.
To schedule an appointment for a free in-home installation, give us a call at Energy Window Solutions today.
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