According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), heating accounts for 34% of a home’s annual utility usage. Woah! That’s a lot. Fortunately, there is a way to save money on your utility bills: Energy Efficiency. More specifically, ENERGY STAR® qualified Replacement Windows.
Energy Efficiency, Replacement Windows, and your Home
Using ENERGY STAR® qualified replacement windows can help a homeowner save $146 to $501 annually on energy costs.
- Step 1: A home energy audit can help a homeowner identify problem areas, such as poor attic insulation or inefficient windows. Remember, energy efficiency is the sum of all the parts of a home. If one part of the system is inefficient, the whole system suffers.
- Step 2: Fix the offending issue. Odds are, your old windows are the biggest offenders of all. According to ENERGY STAR, sealing air leaks and window drafts alone will help save a homeowner as much as 10% on their annual energy bills. Replacing old windows, meanwhile, can be even more beneficial. They also have one of the highest ROIs (return on investment) of any home improvement project, 80%. So what are you waiting for?
67% of all homeowners need new windows, according to JELD-WEN research. Are you one of the 67%?
Windows have come a long with since those inefficient single-pane windows of yesteryear. Today, windows are more energy efficient than ever before, which not only helps your save money on your monthly heating and cooling bills, but also helps keep your home at a much more desirable temperature. Look for Low-E glass, a special glass coating designed to reflect infrared light and keep your home at a comfortable temperature without breaking the bank.
Energy Efficiency and Replacement Windows
Since 1995, Architectural Window Supply, Inc. has been the premier supplier of custom windows and doors in the Baltimore/Washington area. We are also an official dealer for such leading brand names of upscale replacement windows as Norwood, Belisle, and, of course Jeld-Wen. This relationship with our dealers makes it easy for us to get the model and make that you want.
If you have any questions about Energy Efficiency, Replacement Windows, and your Home or wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact Architectural Window Supply by calling 410-266-5254 or visit our website! You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!