Warm Weather Energy Savings
4/24/2014 9:23 AM
With warmer weather having arrived in some areas of the country and late to the party in other areas, the thermostat will quickly need to be moved from heat to cool.
With the abundance of window commercials and advertisements seen today, it should come as no surprise to you that having high-quality energy efficient windows can provide you with tremendous energy savings. Buying ENERGY STAR certified windows and doors can help you save hundreds—possibly even thousands—of dollars every year! Savings can vary greatly depending on the condition of your existing windows when you replace.
Old, inefficient windows in bad condition do a poor job holding in the cold air in the summer—letting hot unconditioned air inside. Over time, window components degrade, framing can shift and rot, and seals loosen. This allows cracks in your home’s envelope to develop, decreasing your home’s energy efficiency.
In addition to the issues mentioned above, old windows rarely have low-emissivity glass like new energy efficient windows do. Low-emissivity glass, also referred to as low-E glass, can significantly improve the efficiency of your home’s windows.
If your windows are old, the best thing you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your home in summer months is to upgrade to new energy efficient windows. If you already have relatively new energy efficient windows, be sure to give them regular maintenance to help them retain their energy efficiency features.
Weather Shield Energy Efficient Windows
All of our windows have a number of energy efficient options, so all product lines are capable of earning Energy Star certification. Download the product catalogs below to learn more about our newest energy efficient window products: