A historic harbor town, Boston, is synonymous with the weather. In this town, the weather is particularly “wicked.” From wicked heat in the summer to wicked cold in the winter, Boston residents have plenty to talk about year-round.
With extreme weather comes excessive wear and tear on homes. Home exteriors bear the brunt of weather extremes. Siding and windows often suffer the impact, particularly older windows.
Why Energy Efficiency Matters
Inevitably, older windows mean you have drafty windows. This also means you are likely paying higher energy costs to heat and cool your home. With frigid winters and hot summers, Boston residents could benefit from the stabilization of heating and cooling costs.
Window replacement is one of the top ways to make a dent in energy bills.
Windows are responsible for 25-30% of residential heat gain and loss! Advancements in window replacement technology have resulted in substantial cost–saving opportunities. There are now double, and triple-pane windows with an argon gas fill, which means you can double and even triple the protection of your home.
Other advancements include an optional Low-E glass coating. Low-E coating protects against solar heat by deflecting the sun’s rays from your home. Reduced UV rays filtering into your home also protect your art and furniture from fading and keep your home comfortable year-round.
Yes, Energy Efficient Windows Are Worth It
Energy Star windows are up to three times more energy–efficient than windows manufactured just ten years ago. How old are your windows?
With 25-30% loss of heating and cooling efficiency, some quick math can be a real eye-opener for most homeowners. Which means the time is ripe to replace your existing windows.
While the most significant win with a window replacement is curbing energy consumption, you will enjoy plenty of additional benefits when you pot for a window upgrade:
- Improve curb appeal. New windows mean new options for colors and even style of windows
- Double-hung windows make window cleaning a cinch, just tilt and boom, you’ve cleaned the inside and the outside window
- Improve home safety. Replacement window glass is stronger and better protects your home from break-ins and even that stray neighborhood baseball
- Boost home resale value. Energy–efficient upgrades remain the top desired renovations by homebuyers, which means investing in energy–efficient windows improves your home’s potential resale value.
The most energy–efficient double–hung windows come with the Energy Star certification. By choosing these windows, you may be eligible for a tax credit, another perk of making the switch!
The Window Replacement experts at Window Nation carry top of the line window styles with cutting edge innovations to boost energy efficiency for homeowners. Contact Window Nation for a free in-home estimate and learn how we can help you with your next home improvement project.