Your outdated windows are likely one of the reasons behind your expensive energy bills. This means you should consider replacing them soon with energy-efficient units.
Continue reading to learn more about the advantages of energy-efficient windows.
Drafts and heat loss are common problems with old windows, and they cause your heating and cooling system to work harder to keep you comfortable. High-performance windows are better insulated and absorb less heat, allowing them to help regulate the temperature in your home.
During the colder months, the outside air can be very dry. It can reach your interior and affect your indoor humidity if you have old windows. Low indoor humidity can cause static electricity shocks, dry throats and skin irritations. Although humidifying the air can provide temporary relief, bringing the relative humidity above 40% for an extended period can result in several problems, like mold growth. To avoid such complicated issues, switch to energy-efficient windows that can help you manage your indoor humidity levels.
Energy-efficient windows bring in more natural light without allowing too much heat into your home. This allows you to reduce your dependence on artificial lighting during the day and helps you save money on electricity.
Low-emissivity glass not only keeps the heat out; it also repels ultraviolet rays. It cuts down UV transmission by 50-75%, so your interior is more protected from UV damage. Low-E glass also helps prevent furniture, rugs and artwork from fading.
Energy-efficient windows are designed to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home, keeping it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This saves homeowners about 9-18% on heating and cooling costs each year.
Ensure you’re getting your replacement windows from reliable contractors. Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento provides high-quality products and services. To request a quote, call us at (916) 779-5800 or fill out our contact form.