Energy efficient window replacements

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Energy efficient windows to replace my old windows

Energy efficient window replacements are now what’s standard and normal in the home improvement industry. This is understandable in light of continuously rising in energy costs. Experts estimate annual residential energy costs per US household to have doubled since 2001. Because of this, more and more homeowners are beginning to recognize the many benefits to having energy-saving replacement windows installed in their homes.

New windows mean lower energy bills

During the cold months, energy-saving windows help by reducing heat loss and air leakage. In warmer weather, their special low-emissivity coatings reduce solar heat gain. So whether you live in a heating- or cooling-dominated climate, these windows mean a significant reduction in your monthly bills as well as in the burden put on your HVAC system. Perhaps the biggest vote in favor of new windows is the fact that the investment will end up paying for itself in the long run. ViewPoint Windows and Doors manufactures Energy Star®-approved windows such as those installed by Greensboro contractor, Triad Installations, start to pay for themselves the day that they are installed. Energy efficient windows can cut as much as 40% off your heating and cooling costs. That is almost decreased to 2001 prices.

The comfort of replacement windows

For maximum comfort, your body needs to more or less maintain a thermal balance with your surroundings. Drafty and inefficient windows tend to allow winter and summer temperature extremes to upset this balance, so you end up fiddling more frequently with your thermostat in a bid for comfort. Energy efficient replacement windows allow your home to become more comfortable no matter what time of the year it is. To avoid the issue of solar heat gain during warm months, window manufacturers and installers used to resort to tinted glazing, or solar shades. Though effective, these solutions compromised the amount of natural light that entered the home. New windows, however, make use of coatings that address the solar heat problem with only minimal loss of visible light.

The benefits of replacement windows that are energy efficient

Energy efficient windows offer other benefits that are frequently overlooked by homeowners. First, when properly designed and installed, windows can greatly increase a home’s curb appeal and overall value. Many high-performance windows today are also capable of reducing outside noise, which contributes to home comfort. They can even reduce UV rays, which helps slow down the fading of carpets, draperies, upholstery, artwork, paint, wood, and other interior furnishings.

The right installer for replacement windows

To make sure you get all the benefits of your Energy efficient windows, make sure you hire a reputable contractor for the job. If you live Greensboro, or even as far as Winston-Salem; Triad Installations is your local Energy Star®-approved experts. Contact their office for more information on energy efficient window replacements today.