Window replacement might seem straightforward, but it requires careful planning and consideration to ensure its success. Apart from the type of strength and maintenance requirements of the framing material and the kind of style and color, you also have to take into account energy efficiency. With the right choices, you can keep your home comfortable without spending more on energy. Here’s how it is possible.
Save Money on Energy Bills
Investing in new windows helps to minimize the effects of energy loss. They are more energy-efficient than their older counterparts, which means they help keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer. Plus, you prevent your HVAC system from performing more than it should. This, in turn, leads to significant savings annually.
Feel More Comfortable at Home
Installing newer, more energy-efficient windows makes your living spaces feel more comfortable. Old, drafty windows can let in cold air during the winter, making it challenging to keep your home warm. New windows, meanwhile, provide much-needed insulation, allowing them to seal in the heat, making your home more comfortable during the colder months. Windows that can be swung or slid open make it easy to bring more fresh air into your space, too.
Enjoy the Nicer Aesthetics of New Windows
In addition to being more energy-efficient, new windows also look nicer than older ones. If your home’s current windows are old and outdated, installing new ones can give your home a fresh, updated look.
Decrease Window Condensation
Another common issue with old windows is condensation. This can happen when there’s a difference in temperature between the inside and outside of your window, causing moisture to form on the glass. New windows are less likely to experience this issue, as they’re better at regulating indoor temperatures.
Add More Light to Your Living Spaces
If your home feels dark and cramped, new windows can help brighten things up. Adding more windows can let in more natural light, making your home feel airier and more open. Moreover, you get to save on your utility bills because you won’t have to turn the lights on in the morning or afternoon.
Choosing High-Performance Windows
If you’re looking for the most energy-efficient windows possible, consider high-performance ones. These windows are designed to meet and even exceed ENERGY STAR® standards, which can help you save even more money on your energy bills and achieve all of the other things discussed above. These are window units that come with low-emissivity glass and gas fill in between glass panes for thermal performance, as well as a durable framing material for insulation.
At Renewal by Andersen of Seattle, we take pride in installing high-performance windows equipped with Fibrex® composite frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass. Our top-notch replacement windows can help you maintain a pleasant indoor environment regardless of the time of year while preventing a significant spike in your home’s energy bills. Learn more by giving us a call at (206) 777-0954, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve homeowners in Seattle and the rest of Western Washington.