Windows are one of the most important
parts of our homes, and rightfully so – they offer
numerous benefits for us – natural
light, ventilation, protection from the weather, and the list goes on and on.
On the other side, if they are old windows they can
also be one of the culprits in wasted energy costs.
Why let those old windows make you pay more for heating and cooling when replacement
windows can provide you with improved comfort and a spectacular
There are steps we can take as
homeowners to reduce the impact that windows have on our
energy bills. And luckily, advancements in
window technology have given us higher efficiency windows
that help everyone out as well.
When the weather in Northern Virginia finds its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your
heating and cooling systems are running hard to keep
your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it could
be time to think about replacement windows that can help ensure
your comfort and decrease your energy bills.
So what can you do?
- Hunt for replacement windows
that are ENERGY STAR®-certified
- Utilize curtains and
shades to help keep the heat out in the summer and keep the warmth in during
- If you have single-pane windows, buy replacement
windows that are double-pane or triple-pane to help block
- Do your research on Low Emissivity (Low E) coatings, as they help reflect
outside heat in the summer and keep heat in during the winter
While it can be an
investment to buy replacement windows, the benefits
of upgrading to use energy-saving technology is
well worth it. Not only can it increase your home’s overall
energy efficiency, it adds comfort, a reinvigorated
style and better functionality for your home.
At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a host
of replacement window selections to meet the needs of
both your style and your budget. Drop by our showroom in Northern Virginia,
call us at
571-292-3519 or arrange an appointment with us
through our online
scheduler to get a better look
at all the replacement windows we carry.