Do you find yourself turning up the thermostat in the winter and broiling inside in the summer? It may be time to consider replacing your home’s old, drafty windows with new energy efficient windows. Replacing your home’s windows will save you money, protect your valuables and make you more comfortable in your home.
The most obvious reason to replace old windows is to save money. Energy Star, the partnership between the United States Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, estimates that installing Energy Star rated windows, doors and skylights could save a family as much as 30 percent on their home heating and cooling costs each year. That means your savings could be as much as $500 on your monthly utility bill when you replace old single pane windows with newer, more energy efficient windows. Those significant savings add up over time and quickly make the investment in new windows worth the expense.
In addition to saving money on your monthly utility bill, you also help reduce your impact on the environment. When you use less energy to heat and cool your home, you help put fewer greenhouse gasses and other pollutants into the climate. Energy efficiency is an investment in your future as well as your checkbook.
Protect Your Valuables
Have you ever seen the damage sun can do to hardwood floors, photographs, drapes and other valuables? Prolonged exposure to sunlight will visibly fade these organic materials reducing not only their monetary value but their sentimental value as well. Older, clear glass windows don’t protect against the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays streaming into your home.
Rescom’s windows come with a protective coating that acts like sunscreen for your house. These coatings reduce the amount of harmful ultraviolet light entering your windows without reducing the visible light. Your valuables will be protected for years to come.
We all want to be comfortable in our homes. No one wants to freeze in the winter or swelter in the summer. But older windows leak outside air into your home around the frames and right through the glass. Put your hand up to the window frame on a cool day. If the glass is cold or you can feel a breeze, your windows leak. Energy efficient windows keep warm air in your house in the winter and block heat from getting in during the summer. That way, your thermostat doesn’t have to work against the windows and you won’t find yourself pulling on a sweater and putting on another pair of socks in the winter and sweating in the summer.
There are so many great reasons to switch to newer energy efficient windows that keeping older windows just doesn’t make sense. Get cozy in your house and add money to your wallet by upgrading your windows this season.