Fall is here and winter won’t be too far behind. With that in mind, US Home® Exteriors shares some reasons to consider energy-efficient replacement windows for the coming months.
According to the Efficient Windows Collaborative, energy-efficient windows can save you up to 25 percent on heating costs during winter and up to 40 percent on cooling costs in the summer. This is because energy-efficient windows have lower load requirements, reducing the amount of energy required to cool a room. This eliminates the need to purchase and install larger HVAC systems, saving you a ton of money not just in terms of energy consumption, but also in cooling equipment costs.
Modern vinyl windows in particular come in insulated double- or even triple-pane varieties, which provide better insulation than traditional windows. On top of the savings on cooling costs, you may be eligible for tax credits to offset what you incurred for energy-efficient home improvements.
The core principle behind green windows is the regulation of energy transfer between your home and its outside environment. This helps reduce the buildup of condensation in your home, which makes your home less susceptible to mold. On top of this, modern windows come with a UV-resistant coating that protects your family from harmful sun rays.
Energy-efficient double hung windows feature double-tilting sashes, which make them easier to clean. They also create a tight seal that prevents air from leaking into or out of your home, providing comfort no matter what the season.
If you’re considering making the switch to energy-efficient windows, let US Home Exteriors be your guide. Call us at (336) 296-1040 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, NC, as well as nearby areas. We look forward to working with you.