07 Jun How Much Energy Can Quality Windows Save Me? A Comprehensive Guide to Energy-Efficient Windows
As a homeowner, you are always looking for ways to save energy and reduce your electricity costs. While you may already be doing a lot to minimize your energy consumption, there’s one area that many homeowners often overlook: their windows.
In fact, high-quality windows can make a real difference in your energy bills, reducing your heating and cooling costs by up to 30%, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore just how much energy efficient windows can save you — and why Renewal by Andersen’s High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass and Fibrex framing are right for your home.
Energy Efficiency 101
“Most [windows] are 10 times less energy efficient than the wall area they replace,” as reported by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. “An average home may lose 30% of its heat or air-conditioning energy through its windows.
Thankfully, energy efficient windows — like those produced by Renewal by Andersen® of Florida — are designed to minimize the amount of heat that is transferred through your windows.
This means that during the summer, your windows will block out the heat, keeping your home cool with less air conditioning. On the flip side, during the winter, your windows will keep the heat inside, reducing your heating needs.
The result? You save energy and money.
Down to the Digits
How much money will you realistically save with these new windows? That depends on various factors, including the location of your home, the size of your windows, and the type of windows you choose.
But generally speaking, ENERGY STAR has found that “Replacing old windows with ENERGY STAR-certified windows lowers household energy bills by an average of 12 percent nationwide.” That’s a significant amount of money for any household.
Of course, it’s not just about cost savings. Choosing energy-efficient windows can also provide a range of other benefits. For example, by reducing the amount of heat that enters your home, you can also protect your furniture and other belongings from fading or being damaged by ultraviolet (UV) rays. Additionally, energy-efficient windows can help reduce noise levels from outside, making for a more comfortable and peaceful home environment.
Reliable Replacements and Renewal
So, what’s so special about our High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass and Fibrex frames? First, our revolutionary glass is designed to reduce solar glare and block up to 95% of harmful UV rays, helping to protect your home and belongings.
Additionally, the Fibrex framing material used by Renewal by Andersen® of Florida is twice as strong as vinyl and 700 times better than aluminum, thereby ensuring that your windows will last for years to come.
All in all, choosing high-quality, energy-efficient replacement windows produced by Renewal by Andersen® of Florida can be a smart investment for homeowners.
Not only do these windows save you money on your energy bills, but they also provide a range of other benefits, like protecting your home from UV rays and reducing outside noise. So, are you ready to increase your comfort while reducing your energy bills?
To learn more or schedule a FREE consultation with our expert team, simply contact Renewal by Andersen® of Florida today by calling (855) 830-2420!