Is your monthly heating or cooling bill way too high? Your money might be going right out of your old, drafty windows. When you replace your home’s windows with energy-efficient options, you may be able to reduce your annual energy costs by as much as 40%.
Check out our latest video for signs that it’s time to replace your outdated windows, and then read below to learn more about how energy-efficient windows can help your family save money!
How Are Energy Efficient Windows Different?
If you want windows that keep the elements outside and a comfortable environment inside, then you need to consider several aspects of their design.
The Frames: Many older windows have aluminum frames, which allow hot and cold air to pass through. Modern options usually boast vinyl or fiberglass frames, which serve as better insulators.
The Glass: At Cosello Construction, we recommend low-e glass, which acts almost like sunscreen for your home. This glass has a thin layer of metallic oxides that reduces solar heat gain in the summer and home heat loss in the winter. Heat Mirror™ insulating glass that we offer at Cosello Construction was the world’s first commercially produced low-e glass. It has been used in structures around the world since 1980.
The Locks: Ideally, you should choose a window with high-quality double locks. This ensures that your windows have an airtight seal when you shut and lock them.
The Panes: Older windows have just one pane of glass, while energy-efficient windows have two or three panes that keep your home comfortably cocooned.
The Gas Fill: Many manufacturers of energy-efficient windows will insert an inert gas such as krypton or argon in between the window panes. These gases are denser than air, so they will reduce the amount of hot and cold air that moves in and out of your house.
Of course, most homeowners don’t want to worry about the technical specifications of their windows. They just want to know if it will help to lower their energy bill. That’s why the simplest solution is to look for windows that are Energy Star Rated — these windows meet the highest government standards for energy efficiency.
Schedule Professional Installation
To receive the best performance out of your new windows, you need to schedule professional installation. After all, even a double-pane window with low-e glass, a vinyl frame, and great locks won’t do you much good if it isn’t properly secured to the side of your home.
Call Cosello Construction today at 856-242-8682 to receive a free estimate for window replacement and find out how much your family can save!