The Benefits Of Energy Efficient Windows And Doors

February 14, 2023

There are many benefits of using energy efficient windows and doors in a home. These include reduced energy consumption, increased comfort, and protection from the elements. 

Reduced Energy Consumption 

When you replace your older, single-pane windows with energy efficient double pane or triple-pane windows, you’ll save between 25% to 30% of your heating and cooling costs. You’ll also reduce your carbon emissions, which are a significant contributor to global warming. In addition, you’ll have a more comfortable home and not have to rely on your HVAC system as much to regulate the temperatures. This is a big savings, especially during times when indoor temperatures constantly vary.  

Protect Your Home from UV Rays 

Using energy efficient windows and doors in your home has many benefits, including protection from the sun’s UV rays. These rays can cause permanent damage to fabrics, furniture, and even wood. You can also add a UV-blocking film to your windows, but it’s not always an inexpensive option. Window films can block 99 percent of the sun’s rays and come in clear or opaque varieties. 

Reduced Noise

If you live in an apartment building, you know that noise can be a real pain. Whether it’s your neighbor’s annoying music, a nearby trash truck, or blaring car stereos, the sound can be jarring and draining. One of the benefits of energy efficient windows and doors is their ability to reduce the amount of noise coming into your home. This is due to their high insulation levels, which make it harder for outside sounds to penetrate your apartment.

Reduced Condensation

Energy Efficient windows and doors are not only great for reducing your energy bills, but they also keep your house cooler in the summers and warmer in the winters. Condensation occurs when the temperature of the air inside a window is colder than the surface temperature of the window itself. It’s common during the colder months to see condensation on windows. This can be a problem in rooms that are susceptible to high levels of moisture, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Energy efficient replacement windows greatly reduce condensation buildup, due to their insulation that helps maintain indoor temperatures. This insulation also keeps the surface temperature above the threshold that attracts moisture from the air, keeping humidity at a low level and reducing the chances of mold growth.  

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