How to Save Money with the Right Windows
Every month, you get your electric bill and wonder how it can be so high when you work so hard to reduce the amount of electricity that you use. The answer may be within your windows. By looking into replacement windows from Durante, you may be able to save a significant amount of money on your electric bill because with energy-efficient windows, your air-conditioning won’t have to run as long throughout the day.
Window Orientation and Glazing
The window orientation within your home may be working against you. If you have large windows in your living room, where a lot of sunlight is pouring in, your air-conditioning may have to work extra hard to keep your room cool. There are various types of glazes for window panes that can help to minimize the amount of heat that comes through. This means that you will have better insulation in your home by choosing the right type of window based upon where yours are situated.
Air Leakage Rates
Various types of windows are known for higher air leakage rates. This means that air may literally be leaking out of your window because of having a hopper or other design. We use windows that have the highest level of construction to minimize the air leakage rates. This means the air that is flowing through your house stays in your house.
Older windows have a high air leakage rate, and this can be a problem. Even if they are sealed well, it has to do with how the windows open up. Replacement windows can help you to save money throughout the year—and we can show you how.
Sealing your windows is also important. Caulking is only part of this, and when you work with Durante, we will ensure that your windows are installed properly, with a high level of insulation and sealing so that air from the outside is not getting into your home through cracks and holes around the window.
You have the ability to save a considerable amount of money over the course of the year simply by eliminating the amount of air that comes through your windows and the amount of sun that can heat up the inside of your home. Replacement windows usually end up paying for themselves because of the energy savings.
Looking to add eco-friendly replacement windows to your home? Click here to download our free Window Shopping Guide. This guide is designed to educate and inform homeowners who are considering replacement windows. Our guide will answer all your replacement window questions. Enjoy!