Spring has finally sprung in Baltimore after one of the harshest winters in recent memory. Snow, snow, and more snow. And did we mention snow? Well that is all in the past (thankfully). Spring is here. The flowers are in bloom, the birds are chirping, and the temperature is quickly rising. In fact, we have already had several days in the 80s. Summer will be here before you know it. Are you ready? More importantly, is your home ready?
There is so much you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your home: add attic insulation, add weather stripping to doors, have your HVAC system inspected and serviced by a professional, and so much more. Still, one of the best ways to improve the efficiency of your home, and thus save you money on your monthly energy bills, is to upgrade to Energy Efficient Windows.
Spring in Baltimore is the Time to Consider Energy Efficient Windows
If your windows are old and outdated, as much as 18% of the energy you’re paying for is being lost through the windows. Whoa! Replacing your old, single-pane glass windows with new ENERGY STAR qualified, energy efficient windows could save you anywhere from $125-$450 annually. These windows pay for themselves over time.
Factors to consider when shopping for new windows:
- The U-Factor tells you how well the window insulates. The lower the U-factor, the better. U-factor values generally range from 0.25 to 1.25 and are measured in Btu/h·ft²·°F.
- Low-E is an invisible metallic coating on the glass designed to reflect infrared light. This keeps heat inside when you want it and outside when you don’t.
- The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient measures the fraction of solar energy transmitted and how well the window blocks heat caused by sunlight. Solar heat gain is measured on a scale of 0 to 1.
Energy Efficient Windows from Architectural Window Supply
When your windows need to be replaced, Architectural Window Supply is the clear choice. Everything we sell is offered at affordable prices that include measuring, ordering, and delivery right to your home. Plus, our staff is factory trained and able to answer any questions you may have. They’ll offer informed advice on your window, from function to performance, allowing you to make a well-educated choice.
If you have any questions about Energy Efficient Windows in Baltimore 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!