Boosting Energy Efficiency With Replacement Windows
November 25, 2018
Do you notice a few rooms in your house being hotter than other ones? Or colder? Are your windows looking a little sad and old? They might be making your home suffer in the energy efficiency department. You don’t want to waste energy so replacement windows might be in store in the near future. Before you make the investment, remind yourself just how much replacement windows can do to boost the energy efficiency of your home. It’s not a one-sided deal, but rather multi-faceted.
Replacement Windows Reduce Heat Transfer
Old windows might have single pane glass, which is a huge sign that your home isn’t as energy efficient as it could be. The hot and cold air wafts right through one pane of glass. If you have single pane glass, you’ll see a huge improvement in your efficiency once you upgrade to double or even triple pane glass. Watch the U-factors on the new windows you get, and the Solar Heat Gain Coefficients and you will be very happy with how your home feels once the new windows are installed.
Replacement Windows Eliminate Drafts
Can you see your curtains and blinds moving during heavy winds. This a clear sign that you have a lot of air being forced through your old windows bringing hot/cold air directly into your home and the dirt and pollen too.
Drafty windows can be uncomfortable, and they show you that the air is leaking into and out of your house. If air gets in, you bet it’s getting out as well and either direction is enough to kill your energy efficiency. When cold air comes in if you are trying to keep things warm, your heat has to run more, which means you are wasting more energy. Plus, drafts are just plain uncomfortable and unwanted at all times. New windows can seal things up and prevent any drafts from occurring at all.
Replacement Windows Protect HVAC Systems
Your HVAC system is a big part of keeping your home comfortable and it’s an expensive unit to replace. You want it to last as long as possible and to work well for the duration of its life. Getting replacement windows can actually help you protect the HVAC system. When you get new windows, they seal the home up and don’t allow air in and out. The air you put into your house through your system stays there so the system doesn’t have to work as hard or as long. Easing up on your HVAC system gives it a break—and a longer lifespan.
These are just a few of the ways that replacement windows can add energy efficiency to your home. If you’re interested in hearing more details, or if you’re ready to get started on this home improvement project, contact Z Double B, Inc. by calling us at (303) 997-8168. We can answer your questions over the phone or come out to your house and give you an expert assessment on the state of your windows. You can also stop by and see replacement window samples in our showroom at 12860 W Cedar Dr #110B, Lakewood, CO 80228 to help you start brainstorming about style, color, hardware, and other options you’ll have to choose as part of the project.