At Double T Inc., we’re your first stop when it comes to new windows. We have a wide variety of window styles and replacements available if you’re looking to upgrade, including a modern style that’s all the rage today: Energy efficient windows.
Windows aren’t generally considered when people talk about energy efficiency in a home, and this is a mistake – they’re a huge factor. Here are four specific benefits of energy efficient windows, a couple of which you may not have considered at all.
For starters, energy-efficient windows are designed to slow down the transfer of heat from outside to inside your home – or from inside to outside during the cold season. This kind of benefit in insulation provides a major rest for the HVAC system, which isn’t forced to strain itself to keep the home at the proper temperature.
Down similar lines, using less energy at home is generally going to translate into spending less money on your utility bills. It stands to reason, of course: Less usage of the HVAC system means less money spent on those air costs.
That’s not the only way you can potentially benefit cost-wise, either. Some localities will offer periodic tax credits for installing energy efficient windows in the home, so that’s another way you can profit in some situations.
Did you realize that these windows can actually go so far as to protect elements inside your home? You may not have known it, but ultraviolet rays from the sun can damage fabrics on carpeting and rugs or wood flooring. It can cause major fading issues if the exposure is long enough. Energy efficient windows, however, block up to 98 percent of UV rays and keep this from becoming an issue.
And finally, the benefits for the environment are another great reason to switch to energy efficient windows. An HVAC system that uses less energy is friendlier to the environment around it.
For more on how energy efficient windows benefit you, or to learn about any of our window, siding or rain gutter repair services, speak to the pros at Double T Inc. today.