How New Windows Can Help You Go Green


Inefficient windows can make up around 25 percent of your home’s heat loss during the colder months. These units allow unconditioned air to enter your home and heated air to escape. Meanwhile, energy-efficient doors and windows won’t only improve your home’s appeal but also give you energy savings and year-round comfort.

Here’s how new windows can help improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint.

Going Green With New Windows

Increasing your home’s energy efficiency can help reduce your carbon footprint or the total greenhouse gas emissions your household produces as you run your home. With energy-efficient windows, your heating and cooling system doesn’t need to work hard to keep your interior comfortable. This means less energy use and smaller carbon footprint.

Investing in ENERGY STAR® replacement windows can translate to reduced energy use. In fact, replacing inefficient windows can increase your home’s energy efficiency by at least 30 percent. When combined with green remodeling and design features, such as natural lighting, passive solar heating and thermal mass, you can even enjoy more benefits.

Why Get Energy-Efficient Windows?

Replacing single-pane units with double-pane windows can lower your heating costs by 15 percent or save you up to $2,000 over the life of your windows. Energy-efficient windows often have special coatings that block harmful ultraviolet rays while allowing natural light inside your home. This coating can help protect your furnishings and flooring from fading.

Another great feature of energy-efficient windows is their low-conductivity frames. At Renewal by Andersen, our Fibrex® material window framing is a composite made using real wood fiber. This material is extremely strong that it can be made into narrower frames, which means more glass area. It also barely expands and contracts with extreme temperature shifts.

Turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento for your home remodeling project. We install some of the most energy-efficient windows and doors in the industry. Call us at (916) 779-5800 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Sacramento, CA.