One of the best ways to reduce your home’s energy consumption is by installing more efficient windows, doors, and roofing. Here at Spicer Bros. Construction, Inc., we’re ready to help you replace your windows with newer models that can help you go green while saving money.
Old vs. New
When they are built, most homes have “construction grade” windows installed—typically a single pane of glass in a wood frame. These tend to be low-cost but offer even lower performance. In the winter, warm interior air easily escapes outside, forcing you to turn up the furnace just to keep your home comfortable. In the summer, cool air leaks out of the windows while warm air leaks in, forcing you to either crank up the AC or suffer through the heat.
According to the US Department of Energy, a home can lose 30% or more of its energy through inefficient windows. This means that up to one-third of heating and cooling bills might be wasted money. Installing energy-efficient windows is one of the best ways to reduce energy usage and give your budget a boost. By drastically reducing the amount of energy consumed, most new windows eventually pay for themselves.
Energy-efficient windows aren’t just good for your pocketbook; they’re also good for the planet. The high energy demands of a furnace or AC unit can increase carbon emissions and worsen air quality, hurting the environment. More efficient windows and roofing help to reduce energy consumption and prevent pollution.