The summer heat is in full force and homeowners are seeking to keep cool indoors. Energy bills can spike during the summertime as more homeowners turn on their air conditioners, and these increases can be a lot worse if your windows aren’t up to the task. Windows aren’t mentioned much when people talk about increasing a home’s energy efficiency, but they actually play a sizable role in the insulation of your home. If your windows are old and deteriorating, consider replacing them with new energy efficient windows. There are four good reasons why you should!
1. Better Insulation
Energy efficient windows significantly slow down heat transfer from the outside to the inside (and vice versa in the winter). These effects help keep your home comfortable year-round and won’t leave your HVAC unit working overtime even during the hottest days of the summer!
2. Good for Mother Earth
Consequently, an HVAC unit that does less work consumes less energy during the seasons. Energy efficient windows are an important part of making a home more friendly to the environment.
3. Lower Costs
Of course, using less energy at home translates into less money spent on your utility bills every month. You may also wish to check with local, state, and federal regulations – some localities periodically offer tax credits when you install energy efficient windows in your home.
4. Protection from Fading
Energy efficient windows are also specially designed to filter out ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. These rays can damage many parts of your home interior, causing fabric from carpeting, rugs, and furniture, as well as wood flooring, to fade. With up to 98% of UV rays blocked from entering your home, your belongings will be well-protected from fading.
Help Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with New Windows from Schaefer Siding & Exteriors
Schaefer Siding & Exteriors provides a huge variety of services for your home, from window installation to roofing repair. We are EPA certified, a Hardie Preferred Remodeler, VSI Certified, and a CertainTeed 5-Star Contractor. We take an immense amount of pride in the quality of our work and know that you will love the finished result. We have almost 40 years of experience in giving our customers high-quality roofs, siding, and more. To get a quote or learn more, give us a call at 410-781-4028 or visit us online. To get more tips, follow us on Houzz, YouTube, Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.