When homeowners come to us asking about energy efficient windows, their first question is usually, “will they help me save money?” The short answer is yes! If you’ve ever looked at your summer energy bills and wish they could be lower, we have a solution for you: energy efficient windows. The best part, they’re easy to install and provide a natural and eco-friendly solution to a cooler, comfortable home and lower energy bills. To find out more about how energy efficient windows save money, read on.
How Do Energy Efficient Windows Work?
The first thing we want to do is break down how energy efficient windows work and how they’re different from the traditional windows you may already have in your home. Many Sacramento area homes have aluminum frames. Aluminum frames have an issue with retaining treated air. Aluminum makes it easy for treated air to escape, and hot or cold air to come in; constantly undermining the work of your HVAC system. Aluminum frame windows also do not insulate your home well because they conduct hot and cold temperatures. This makes your home less energy efficient. At Bell Brothers, we offer vinyl frames, of which are much more energy efficient. This alone will save you money on your energy bills over time.
Another way that energy efficient windows work is with double pane windows. At Bell Brothers, we use windows treated with a special glazing system. This glazing system helps slow the heat transfer between the two panes of glass. Our windows are also made with a thicker vinyl that helps reduce the flow of outside air through the frame. Additionally, we offer sunscreen for your home in the form of a SunShield. The SunSheild is a special coating that absorbs harmful rays from the sun, leaving your home cool, comfortable, and above all, safe.
How Energy Efficient Windows Save Money
Homeowners lose 25% to 30% of treated air through energy inefficient windows, according to energy.gov
. That 25% to 30% can account for a lot of money when it comes to your energy bills. If you are looking to replace your windows, energy efficient is the way to go. Per Energystar, homeowners can see savings of at least $100 up to $583 every year when you replace older, single pane windows. Additionally, SMUD (the Sacramento Municipal Utility District) offers rebates to homeowners who make the switch to energy efficient windows. To learn more about incentives from SMUD, click here
Are There Other Benefits to Energy Efficient Windows?
Short answer: absolutely. One of the best things about energy efficient windows is that they can help reduce noise. A single pane window will allow any and all street sounds to reverberate through your home. A double pane window will help keep noises at bay for a more restful night of sleep and a peaceful living environment. And, you should never forget curb appeal. When it comes time to sell or lease your home, new windows will look better and save the new homeowner money; which will increase the value of your home.
Want to Learn More About Our Window Solutions?
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