Most homeowners look to replace their windows in the Fall to keep their home warm in the winter; however, replacement windows also offer benefits to your home in the summer. Energy usage often spikes during the summer months because your air conditioner is working harder to keep your home cool. Small changes, like installing a programmable thermostat and using ceiling fans to keep temperatures cool offer temporary solutions; however, consider replacing your windows for a more long-term solution. No matter the season, replacement windows will keep your home comfortable year-round.

Why Replace Your Windows in the Summer?

Summer is a perfect time to replace your old, drafty windows with energy efficient windows. Modern windows offer premium energy efficient features to keep the cool air inside your home. Choose from energy efficient vinyl or wood windows, each available in a variety of glass options to keep your home well-insulated. Older windows often come standard with single-pane glass, leaving your home poorly insulated. Consider upgrading to double pane or triple pane glass for better energy efficiency. For the best value, we recommend double pane windows with two panes of glass to keep your home comfortable year-round. However, if you’re looking for maximum energy efficiency, consider triple pane glass which has three panes of glass, blocking 90% of harmful UV rays.

Our window glass is also coated in two layers of Low-E silver oxide coatings for maximum energy efficiency. No matter the style you choose, all Window Nation windows are Energy Star certified, keeping your energy bills low no matter the season.

How will Replacement Windows Help My Home?

Your air conditioner works overtime in the summer to keep your home cool – installing replacement windows will eliminate drafts, keeping the cool air from your air conditioner inside your home. While you may enjoy the cool air in the moment, consider the impact on your energy bills. Cooling costs significantly increase in the summer, causing your energy bills to skyrocket. Replacement windows will boost your home’s energy efficiency by eliminating drafts and protecting your home from damaging UV rays.

The benefits extend further than simply eliminating drafts. Let your air conditioner rest on cool summer nights and open your windows – you’ll appreciate the difference turning your AC off for just a few hours will make. Be sure to keep your window coverings closed during the day to prevent the cool air from escaping.

Ready to Start a Home Improvement Project this Summer?

Get relief from the summer heat by replacing your old, drafty windows with modern replacement windows from Window Nation. You’ll enjoy energy efficient benefits that extend beyond the summer months. If you’re looking for a total home makeover, we offer replacement siding and doors to keep your home insulated year-round. All our products are Energy Star certified, so you can feel comfortable knowing you’re saving money on your energy bills for years to come.

If you’re ready to start your home improvement project, schedule an in-home estimate today. Our team will meet with you to discuss your project, providing a quote good for up to six months. To learn more about our energy efficient replacement windows and to schedule your appointment, visit WindowNation.com.

With a mild winter and an early start to spring, most of the country can expect a hot summer to follow. Although this is good news for those who frequent the beach or enjoy other summer activities, it can be bad news for your home’s energy bills. It is often thought that heating homes through the winter is most expensive however, when the summer proves to be hot, your AC bills can add up quickly. It can be quite surprising how much money is lost to drafty, old windows in the extreme heat or cold. In order to help homeowners save some money on their cooling bills this summer, Window Nation would like to offer a few energy saving tips:

  • Set your air conditioning as high as comfortably possible during the summer months

  • If you live in a place that cools off enough at night, consider shutting the AC off and opening the windows while you sleep

  • Invest in window blinds or shades that help to block the sunlight and the summer heat

  • Use a ceiling fan to create the wind chill effect and make a room feel cooler with less AC

  • Service your cooling system just as you would a furnace to make sure it is running most efficiently

  • Avoid use of the stove, oven, microwave or other heat producing electronics on hot summer days

  • Seal off cracks and holes around the exterior of your home to avoid losing cold air

  • Consider replacing windows in your home

Although a larger investment, by replacing your old, drafty windows with new, energy efficient windows, you will end up saving money in the long run. Replacement windows today are available with double pane glass, triple pane glass, and even a gas called Krypton, which really helps to keep the cool air in and the hot air out during the summer months. You will be able to use less AC and end up with a large energy savings no matter what time of the year.

If you live in Maryland, including Glen Burnie and Baltimore, Ohio, including Akron and Cleveland or throughout the DC metro, Northern Virginia or the Carolinas and you are looking to save on energy costs this summer, contact Window Nation today! Offering unique designs, colors, and materials you can not only have more energy efficient windows but ones that will fit your style.