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How Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows Work to Save You Money and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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As the world continues to shift to optimizing levels of energy efficiency in our homes and optimizing savings on energy costs, more and more homeowners are opting to have the windows in their residence replaced with windows that are designed to be energy-efficient.

According to statistics, all heat loss and gain occurs through the windows of our homes and that accounts for up to 30% of all climate control costs to keep the interior temperatures at a comfortable level.

Why settle for traditional windows when you can transform to modern windows that will pay for themselves over time?

In this article, you will learn how replacement windows that are designed to offer energy efficiency will help to save you a lot of cash and reduce the detrimental impact that you have on our environment.

Why Not Update Existing Windows?

There are several ways to update your existing windows. You may stop up air leaks, use caulking, install weather stripping, add storm panels, integrate solar control film, or add exterior types of shade, such as overhangs or awnings. When, then, should you replace those windows and not just update them?

Because, regardless of the steps that you take, they will not have the same level of energy efficiency as replacement windows. Plus, you will spend a great deal of money on the updates, and over time.

All of the items that can be used to update the existing windows are detrimental to the environment. To truly save money and the environment, energy-efficient replacement windows are a must.

Features That Save Money and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

So, how to energy-efficient windows save you money and reduce your detrimental impact on the environment? Through their many features.

The following outlines these features and provides a brief explanation of each:

  1. Spacing System–Many of today’s replacement windows contain polymer-based foams instead of various types of metals in order to insulate the product. When shopping for these windows, you will want to select one that has a low “U” value or rating. This means that the product has a much higher level of efficiency.
  2. Coating–Today’s replacement windows use a variety of coatings to help block the rays emitted by the sun and reduce heat loss/gain – based on season. Examples include various tint types, fills with gas, and coatings that are reflective.
  3. General Construction Technology – The next way that windows are energy-efficient is through the general construction technology used. This may include multiple panes of glass, the induction of specially-designed gases, and other features.


Today’s replacement windows that are designed to be energy-efficient offer many benefits to you – as the homeowner.

They allow you to better control your indoor climates, block the dangerous rays of the sun, reduce fading as a result of radiation heat, and beautify the home.

If you are ready for your new replacement windows, we can help! Simply contact us now.


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