Energy Efficient Windows
A lot of buzz has been swirling about making the jump to energy efficient windows. We’re spending a lot of time in our homes, and our HVAC systems are working harder as a result. Are energy-efficient windows an excellent way to recoup some of those costs, or are you best off putting your renovation money elsewhere? Spoiler: we think they’re absolutely worth the upgrade, and we’d love to share why!
What are Energy Efficient Windows?
Energy-efficient windows are windows specifically designed with efficiency in mind. Each part of the window plays a role in preventing heated or cooled air from escaping our homes. The fiberglass frames are great at reducing drafts compared to older wooden or aluminum frames, which welcome cold air right into our homes. Where energy-conserving windows really shine is the actual glass itself. Rather than sticking with a single pane, energy-saving windows are stocked with two or three. Because of these features, the US Department of Energy estimates that homeowners can save between $126 to $465 a year by making the jump to green windows.
So, we know that energy-efficient windows make it easier to regulate the temperature of our homes and lower our HVAC bills. There are a few extra benefits that you might not expect as well! The perfect seal of the fiberglass frames and double/ triple pane glass is great at keeping noise pollution out of the home. They can also reduce UV damage to our personal items by up to 75%. Finally, if you end up selling your home down the line, you’ll likely make up around 70% of the initial investment. Even before that point, it’s very likely that your window replacement would have paid for itself due to the reduced HVAC bills.
Energy – Efficient Windows from Excel Fencing & Decking
At Excel Fencing and Decking, we are proud to meet the needs of every customer, whether they are searching for window replacements or repairs to wood decking. We are a full-service fencing and decking company working throughout the greater Baltimore area and carrying top brands including Trex, Azek, Shoreline Vinyl Systems and Wolf PVC Decking. To learn more about our services, please contact us at (410) 803-9499.