Whether you’re tired of high cooling costs in the summer and high heating bills during the winter, or you just want more comfort when enjoying time at home, it’s wise to invest in energy-efficient windows. It is an upgrade that can lead to year-round savings, which keeps more money in your pocket for more important things.
In fact, installing energy-efficient windows can save you about 12 percent on your heating and cooling bills, which translates to a savings of between $100 and $600 per year. Here’s a look at how you can get year-round savings by installing replacement windows in any season.
In the warmer months, you’ll notice many immediate benefits to your new replacement windows. In summer, new windows…
- Seal in the cool air: With the cost of heating and cooling comprising up to 40 percent of your energy bill, there’s never been a better time to invest in new windows. In summer, heat loss occurs through inefficient single- and double-pane windows. New Marvin windows are made of a durable material that won’t absorb or retain extremely hot temperatures. This keeps the temp neutral to the touch.
- Reduce solar heat gain: Solar heat gain is generated by the sun’s radiation that hits the glass. When that happens, the window absorbs this solar radiation. The amount of radiation passing through the window is known as solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC). This is a measure of how efficiently a window can block heat from the sunlight, and it’s characterized by a number between 0 and 1. So, the lower your window’s SHGC, the less solar heat it will allow to get through.
Old, drafty, inefficient windows really make their presence known in winter. But by installing high-quality, energy-efficient windows, you are able to save between 12 and 33 percent annually on heating and cooling bills, which can translate to an annual savings of between $100 and $275.
New windows in winter…
- Remove drafts, reducing heat loss by 10 to 20 percent.
- Reduce the need to add film, caulk and weather stripping.
- Provide an extra layer of protection from the elements. There are also add-ons that you can choose from, such as low-E coatings and argon gas between panes, for additional protection.
- Bring a lower U-Value, which is a measurement of the effectiveness of the material as an insulator. The lower the number is, the better it insulates heat.
- Create a weather-tight barrier thanks to the sturdy frames as part of advanced glass packages.
- Allow more natural light into your home. Let that sunlight work to your advantage by opening up your curtains, thus requiring the use of less artificial heat which as you know can get very expensive.
Contact Amazing Exteriors for Energy Efficient Replacement Windows
The team at Amazing Exteriors can supply you with the highest quality Marvin windows for the ultimate in energy efficiency all year long. Just contact us today at 512-428-8417 to learn more and get a free quote.