Replacement Windows and Energy Savings in Decatur, IL
Windows are one of the most important pieces of our homes, and rightfully so – they provide numerous perks 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 reasons for 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 breathtaking new view?
There are steps we can take as homeowners to lower the impact that windows have on our energy bills. And luckily, advancements in window technology have left us higher efficiency windows that help everyone out as well.
When the weather in Decatur reaches its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your heating and cooling systems are operating hard to keep your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it might be time to think about replacement windows that can help ensure your comfort and decrease your energy costs.
So what can you do?
- Search for replacement windows
that are ENERGY STAR®-certified
- Use 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 guard
- Look up information 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 purchase 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 greater functionality for your home.At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a number of replacement window options to meet the needs of both your style and your budget. Drop by our showroom in Decatur, call us at 217-423-7722 or arrange an appointment with us through our online scheduler to get a closer look at all the replacement windows we offer.