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Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows

Energy efficient windows are all the rage in the home improvement industry. After all, who doesn’t want to make their home more energy efficient and save money on their heating and cooling bills?

Other benefits of energy efficient windows include:

• Add curb appeal

• Protect a home’s interior furnishings from fading

• Higher impact resistance

• Make outside noise less audible

• Better insulates your home

So if you are in dire need of replacement windows, why wouldn’t you choose installing energy efficient windows?

How to Choose Energy Efficient Replacement Windows

The number one rule when picking out new windows is to look for ones that are Energy Star certified.

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy designed to help homeowners save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill without sacrificing features, style or comfort. In 2010 alone, Energy Star saved Americans $18 billion on their utility bills.

ENERGY STAR helps you make the energy efficient choice.

Look at Each Part of the Window

• Window Frame: Fiberglass, wood composite, and vinyl are the best choices on the market and provide the best insulation.

• Window Pane: “The More the Merrier.” Two panes of glass insulate better than single pane windows. And guess what? Windows with three or more panes of glass insulate even better.

•Low-E Glass Coating: This special window coating is a big plus. It reflects infrared light to better insulate your home and reflects ultraviolet light, which protects your furniture and carpets from fading.

• Warm Edge Spacers: These reduce heat flow and prevent condensation.

So why don’t you have energy efficient windows yet?

If you have any questions about Energy Efficient Windows or wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact Architectural Window Supply by calling 410-266-5254 or visit our website!

With a new showroom in Annapolis, Maryland, we can provide top-quality products and service to our valued customers. We offer a vast array of custom window and door options that give a stylish, sophisticated look to any residential home or commercial building. Whether you are a homeowner, architect, or builder, you can trust our professional and knowledgeable staff to answer any questions about use, design, and materials of any items that we carry. Our product offerings include the most trusted names in window and doors including Jeld-Wen, Norwood, Belisle, and Atlantic Shutters. We base our business on the principles of courtesy, quality and service as well as a solid knowledge of our products.

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Sources:

Why Energy Efficient Windows are a Clear Choice

EnergyStar.gov

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