Colorado is one of the states that enjoys all of the seasons during a calendar year. While the fall and spring can be quite pleasant, the winter is often brutally cold, and the sun can really beat down in the summer. If you don’t have a good HVAC system, you’ll feel it all over your house. Even if you do have a good system, you might also need replacement windows to help you save on energy so you can spend your money on things that are more important to you. Here are just a few of the things replacement windows can do to help you save money any season of the year.
Keep Air Out And In
One of the biggest problems with older windows is that they let the inside air out and the outside air in. When it’s hot outside and cool inside, that hot air comes right in and the cool air escapes. It’s no wonder utility bills are higher during the hot months. The same thing happens when it’s cold. It’s a vicious cycle. If you want to save on your energy use, replacement windows are key. They keep the air in place on both sides of their frames and panes and you save energy that you weren’t using anyway.
Insulated Glass Reflects Heat
If you make the right choices on your replacement windows, you can save even more energy than regular frames would otherwise. Low-E coatings, for example, are metallic coatings on the inside of the panes. The coating isn’t something you can see with your bare eyes, but it works wonders at reflecting heat. That means that in the summer, the heat outside will reflect back out. In the winter, the heat will reflect back in. You don’t have to worry about UV rays damaging items or causing fading, and you don’t have to worry about the house getting too hot in the summer, even if you are letting the natural light stream in.
Examine The Utility Bill
Take a look at your utility bill during the more extreme weather months of the year. Is it more than it should be? Has it risen faster than you’d expect…and not just because of rising energy prices? You don’t have to put up with that and in fact, you shouldn’t. Replacement windows can help you save energy, which shows up right away on your bills. Plus, your carbon footprint will shrink as well, which is never a bad thing.
When you are ready to start saving energy all year long, contact Z Double B, Inc. to ask questions about replacement windows. Call us at (303) 997-8168 for a free consultation or to set up an in-home visit. We’ll give you advice you can’t get anywhere else since we carry lots of different materials and options. You can also stop by and see us in our showroom at 12860 W Cedar Dr #110B, Lakewood, CO 80228. Let’s save energy all year long together.