There is a clear difference between regular glass windows and high-efficiency windows. But do you know what it is?
There are actually several advantages to paying a little more for energy efficient windows. Replacing your windows with beautiful new high-efficiency windows can go a long way to revitalizing your home. We’ve compiled a list of the top advantages to choosing high-efficiency windows for your next window replacement.
Read on to learn what they are!
1. Lower Utility Bills
High-efficiency windows make your home better at regulating the temperature. By keeping the temperature consistent, your HVAC system doesn’t have to run all day and fight to keep your house at the temperature that you desire.
The less time your HVAC system spends running, the more money you will save on both your gas and electric bills. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can expect to save between $126 and $465 per year by switching from single pane windows to high-efficiency windows.
2. Environmentally Friendly
Due to the fact that energy-efficient windows will cause you to use less energy, they are better for the environment. A lot of the energy we use today comes from the burning of fossil fuels like coal and gas. These can have negative environmental effects, so making sure your home is not wasting energy is a great step towards being more environmentally conscious.
3. UV Protection
High-efficiency windows offer superior ultraviolet light protection. Keeping UV rays from entering your home will benefit you in a few ways. UV rays are responsible for “sun-bleaching.”
Sun-bleaching is the discoloration of materials exposed to sunlight for long periods of time. You may have noticed this effect if you’ve ever left a book in the back seat of your car for a long time and the cover faded.
This fading can happen to your furniture, rugs, and virtually anything else in your home that doesn’t move around a lot. High-efficiency windows can prevent this from happening and thus protect your stuff.
UV light is also the leading cause of skin cancer. Believe it or not, you can get a sunburn sitting in your living room. With high-efficiency windows, you won’t have to worry about sitting near the window and enjoying the warm sunlight coming in, because the harmful part will be blocked.
4. Repels Condensation
High-efficiency windows are less prone to condensation and frost. This means that they will require less frequent maintenance and cleaning. They will be less likely to develop mold and mildew and better for the air quality and sanitation of your home.
They are also resistant to water spots and dirt collection outside, so you won’t have to spend time cleaning your windows as often!
The Clear Choice: High-Efficiency Windows
As you can see, the clear choice for your next window replacement is high-efficiency windows. We would love to help with your next window replacement or other remodeling projects. Contact us today!