Energy efficient replacement windows are one of the best investments that you can make in your home. In fact, they are important in keeping your home safe, secure, and efficient.
You may wonder why homeowners are willing to fork over a lot of hard-earned dollars to replace their old windows. But I’m confident that reading this post will help you reach the decision of out with the old windows, in with the new. Together, let’s look at the best reasons to invest in energy efficient replacement windows.
1. Increase in Energy Efficiency = Lower Heating & Cooling Bills
First up is the reason that most people justify the cost of investing in replacement windows. Energy efficient replacement windows will save you money. Because they are, as the name implies, efficient, they save you money on your heating & cooling bills.
Today’s windows are constructed better than previous generations of windows. This means that the elements are blocked out and your heated or cooled air is trapped inside…with you! This creates an immediate impact on your monthly utility costs, right from the moment they are installed!
2. Increased Home Security
Rotten old wood frames are bad news for home security. They can be busted into with a crowbar. Moreover, old windows have locks that tend to stick, so homeowners don’t or can’t always get them to lock properly. Both factors can contribute to home break-ins.
When you replace old-school windows with new windows, you’ll have the security of a new, sturdier window to deter break-ins as well as a new and easy-to-use locking mechanism. These factors both add up to increased home security.
3 Low-E Glass Protects Furnishings
Most windows today have a low-e coating that is effective in cutting down on the damaging effects of UV rays. Here’s a quick rundown of how this technology works. Low-e is a transparent, super-thin coating that allows sunlight to penetrate the window while blocking out damaging UV rays.
This is important because UV rays can cause damage to the interior of your home.
Here’s an illustration. If you’ve ever moved a piece of furniture away from the window, you may have noticed terrible fading on the fabric closest to that window. This fading is caused by UV rays causing deterioration and fading of the fabric.
Over the years, low-E windows can save you money on replacing these expensive furnishings.
4. Energy Efficient Replacement Windows Save On Your Heating and A/C Units
Not only do energy efficient replacement windows save on your monthly utility bills, they also save money on the actual heating and air conditioning units. Here’s why.
Think about your car. The more miles you put on it, the more maintenance it requires. Plus, more miles on a car means it will need to be replaced sooner.
Now, apply that same logic to your heating and air conditioning systems. Like your car, your heat and a/c units are mechanical units that require care, maintenance, and eventual replacement. However, the less your unit is forced to run to keep your climate controlled, the less there’s strain placed on the unit. This means fewer calls to the repairman for maintenance and service as well as less frequent need for a total replacement.
Energy efficient replacement windows will help to keep your home heated and cooled and minimize the need to overwork your heating and a/c system.
5. Added Curb Appeal
Finally, my favorite reason for replacement windows…the beauty!
This is my favorite reason because I love when homeowners arrive home at the end of my time with them and see their new windows for the first time. It’s like they’re seeing a whole new home, and the look on their faces says it all. The added curb appeal makes people proud to have invested in replacement windows.
Energy efficient replacement windows are an investment that carries a significant cost, it’s true. But when you look at the “big picture,” your windows have an important job. Don’t trust your home’s security and efficiency to old windows. Take the leap and make the investment, you’ll be glad that you did.