Benefits of new energy efficient windows

 

Benefits of New Energy Efficient Windows

In this post, we take a look at the benefits of having new energy efficient windows.

Those old windows could be doing you more harm than good when it comes to heating and cooling your house. Replacing your old windows with new energy efficient windows will benefit you by reducing monthly energy costs and saving you a lot of headaches in the future.

Here are a few of the benefits to consider about replacing your windows:

Monthly Savings

Having old single pane windows could be costing you a lot to warm and cool your home. Without the modern insulation of energy efficient windows, the warm/cool air you’re paying for leaks out of your home.

Window makers have made vast improvements over the past few decades. It is now possible to have lower heat loss, less air leakage, and warmer window surfaces. Low-E coatings and Argon gas filled panes will not only help insulate your home but it will help you feel more comfortable by maintaining desired temperatures.

Related: FAQ’s about window replacement answered

Improved Comfort

Without modern insulation older windows won’t provide much comfort. Older windows create drafts in the winter and overheat the house in the summer.

During colder weather, the glass surface temperatures are driven down below the room air temperature, how low the temperature drops depends on the insulating quality of your window. Even if the rooms air temperature is comfortable the cold glass surface can cause discomfort. The same can be said about warm weather as well, warm windows on a hot day can cause discomfort.

Newer model windows now have double and even triple panes that help insulate your house from the elements. Energy efficient replacement windows filled with Argon gas provide better cold weather insulation in the winter and Low-E coatings help prevent a range of sunlight from entering your home in the summer.

Reduced Condensation

Condensation can be a serious problem, especially in rooms with higher humidity levels. Kitchens and bathrooms are usually the biggest culprits for collected moisture. Moisture collects in the air before condensing on cold window creating streaks and puddles of water. The increased presence of water can cause mold and mildew to form which can damage your home and valuables.

Energy efficient windows can significantly reduce the amount of condensation in your home. The insulation that helps maintain indoor temperatures also keeps the surface temperature above the threshold that attracts moisture from the air. While moisture is unavoidable, if necessary you can also use fans or dehumidifiers to help control the humidity levels.

Related: How to prevent mold from growing on your windows

Easier CleaningSlide-n-Swing-Slider Window Cleaning

All windows occasionally need to be cleaned, however, newer options make cleaning less of a chore. New replacement windows make cleaning much easier, double hung windows are now designed to flip down to provide easier access to the outside surface. There is no more need to break out your rickety old ladder to clean your windows.

UV Protection

Organic materials like carpets or fabrics, paper, artwork, paints, and wood may fade over time when exposed to sunlight. Single pane windows can’t filter light that damages your property and deteriorates your belongings.

Energy efficient windows now come with special coatings that filter UV light to help prevent these harmful effects. While they may not completely block all of the ultraviolet rays they can reduce the transmission to less than 1%.

Related: When should you get replacement windows?


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Green T Garage windows can replace your windows with new EnergyStar rated windows that are made right here in the USA.

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Green T Windows is located in Aurora, IL and serves the Chicago suburban area including Naperville, Joliet, Elgin, Schaumburg, Libertyville and all cities in between. Call us today!


 

Vinyl Replacement Windows Benefits

Replacing the windows of a home is a big project and often a tough decision to make for the homeowner.  Usually homeowners put off new windows until their old windows become dysfunctional or the maintenance becomes a burden.  However, there are many benefits to replacing old windows with vinyl replacement windows that should have homeowners considering the move before their windows break down.  Here are some common benefits of replacement windows.

  • Lower Energy Bills: Over time, old window frames and seals become worn down and allow more air seepage which could affect heating and cooling efficiency.  Vinyl replacement windows form a tight seal to prevent air seepage which will increase heating and cooling efficiency and lower your energy bills.
  • Curb Appeal: The windows are a large aspect of the look of a home both inside and outside.  New windows with vinyl frames that are available in several color options can really transform the look of a home and boost its curb appeal.
  • Light: Our replacement windows contain Low-E glass which allows in natural light from the sun while stripping it of its long-wave radiation to reflect the heat.  This helps improve energy efficiency by keeping out the heat without losing the benefit of natural light.
  • Air Flow/ Noise Reduction: New vinyl windows have improved airflow and ventilation over old windows and their tighter seal also reduces outside noise.  This will make your home feel much more comfortable and give you a better sense of privacy.
  • Easy Maintenance: Vinyl replacement windows are made with the best hardware available for easy operation.  These windows are durable and they adjust to allow access to both sides of the glass for easy cleaning.

Even though your windows may not show obvious signs of failure, replacing them with vinyl windows can still be beneficial to your home.  Green T Windows provides and installs new vinyl replacement windows in several popular styles and color options.  These windows will not only increase the energy efficiency of a home and reduce energy bills, but also greatly improve the look and feel of your home inside and out.