If you are considering buying energy efficient windows for your home and you are wondering whether they will really save you money, the answer to the question is, “Yes.”Windows do not consume energy in the same way that an appliance does, but that doesn’t mean that they are not responsible for your home losing energy. The glass is also a source of energy gain, though.
Canadian consumers want to be able to make good choices about the products they bring into their homes, and that includes replacement windows. A brand-new, energy-efficient window can
- lower your rate of energy consumption and save you money
- make your home more comfortable
- reduce noise levels and dust penetration coming from outside the home
- lower condensation levels on glass in cold weather
How Much Can You Save by Switching to Energy Efficient Windows
If you buy Energy Star-rated windows, you could save as much as 7-10 percent in an existing home when all windows and doors are replaced. For new home construction, the savings are even better with energy bills lowered by up to 16 percent.
What to Look for in Energy Efficient Windows
Energy Star qualified window products will have many of the following features, which help them save energy:
- Double or triple glazing
- Insulated frames, sashes and door cores
- Low-E glass
- Good air tightness
More Advantages of Choosing Energy Efficient Windows
Choosing energy-efficient windows helps to eliminate cold spots in a room in the winter. They will provide a more thorough seal, making it less likely that you will find condensation and ice forming inside the window frame. Cold drafts and hot spots will be a thing of the past.
Energy-efficient windows can also protect your furniture, carpets, and personal items. Many of these products have a special coating on the glass that acts in a similar manner to sunscreen on your skin. It blocks harmful UV rays from fading fibres and photographs on display in your home.
Would you like to find out about our selection of energy-efficient windows? Give us a call at 1-800-668-5439.