Replacement Windows and Energy Savings in Birmingham, AL
Windows are one of the most crucial elements of our homes, and rightfully so – they offer various bonuses for us – natural light, ventilation, protection from the weather, and the list goes on and on. On the flip side, if they are old windows they can also be one of the causes of 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 new view?
There are steps we can take as homeowners to lower the impact that windows have on our energy bills. And luckily, improvements in window technology have given us higher efficiency windows that help everyone out as well.
When the weather in Birmingham gets to 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 might be time to think about replacement windows that can help protect your comfort and reduce your energy bills.
So what can you do?
- Look for replacement windows
that are ENERGY STAR®-certified
- Take advantage of 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
- 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 may be an investment to get replacement windows, the perks of upgrading to utilize energy-saving technology is well worth it. Not only can it improve your home’s overall energy efficiency, it enhances comfort, a reinvigorated style and better functionality for your home.At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a variety of replacement window choices to meet the needs of both your style and your budget. Stop by our showroom in Birmingham, call us at 877-680-9617 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler to get a better look at all the replacement windows we have available.