Replacement windows can be a great way to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
“New, energy-efficient windows eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs, and sometimes even lighting costs,” says to the United States Department of Energy (DOE).
According to Energy Star, Energy Efficient Windows can help reduce energy costs by as much as $446.00 per year on single-pane windows and $59.00 per year on double-pane windows. However, these figures can vary greatly depending on a number of factors:
The condition of the previous window: single-pane, double-pane, age, etc. Obviously, replacing older windows will result in greater energy savings than replacing newer windows. Here in Maryland, homeowners can typically expect to save $263 per year by replacing single-pane windows and $93 by replacing double-pane windows.
The energy efficiency of your home. Obviously windows are just a small part of the overall energy efficiency puzzle. If there are other glaring issues in your home affecting its efficiency, replacing your windows will not make a huge difference.
An energy audit is a simple energy assessment of your home. It will give you a good understanding of where your home is losing energy and where you need to make improvements. In some instances, this will point to replacement windows. In other instances, it might make more sense to address insulation, roofing, or other sources of energy loss. Correcting these issues before you replace your windows will help ensure your new energy efficient windows really do improve your energy efficiency.
Energy Efficient Windows from JELD-WEN and Architectural Window Supply
An ENERGY STAR® Partner since 1998, JELD-WEN is a recognized leader in manufacturing energy efficient products. JELD-WEN’s extensive line of products are sold globally through multiple distribution channels, including retail home centers, wholesale distributors and building products dealers, such as Architectural Window Supply.
For the past 20 years, Architectural Window Supply has been the go-to choice for Maryland homeowners, builders, and architects who need personalized, knowledgeable service. When you come to us for information and guidance, we’ll make sure you get what you need.
Want to know more about Energy Efficient Windows? Call Architectural Window Supply at 410-266-5254 or visit our website for information about energy efficient windows and to order your new panes without pain. When you come to us for information and guidance, we’ll make sure you get what you need.