Are you considering upgrading your windows or adding new ones to your Maryland, Virginia, or Washington D.C. home? If you have never heard of energy efficient windows, you might be curious as to how they work or how effective they can actually be.
We offer all sorts of window installations at American Custom Contractors, but we want to help our customers understand why energy efficient windows are one of the best choices you can make for your home. Here are some of the main benefits to expect when you add energy efficient windows.
Energy Cost Savings
One of the best things about energy efficient windows is the money you can save on energy costs because of their design. Their thicker panes and high quality edges seal air into your home and reduce air leakage, which helps your HVAC unit perform more efficiently. If air doesn’t escape from the crevices around your windows, it will be easier for your HVAC to maintain the temperature you want and it will use less energy on a daily basis. This can save you lots of money in the long run and it can offset the initial cost of energy efficient windows in just a few years.
Keep your house nice and toasty in the winter months. Since energy efficient windows have glass specifically designed to maintain the temperature in your home, you will experience less drafts flowing through your rooms and condensation collecting on your panes. Normally cool air from the glass on a window would sink to the ground and interrupt the flow of heat from your HVAC unit. But thanks to a thin layer of metal within the layers of special glass that make up the pane of an energy efficient window, you can keep the whole room warm and the panes condensation-free.
Furniture and rugs can easily fade when they are exposed to rays of sunlight over time. Paper, wood, fabric, and carpet aren’t safe from the sun’s ultraviolet rays next to a regular window. But energy efficient windows have special coating on their glass that reduce UV rays and keep your interior safe. Best of all, the windows are not tinted, so your view will not be obstructed in any way.
This goes hand in hand with the money you will save. Since energy efficient windows help you use less energy, they are much better for the environment. They reduce greenhouse gases emitted by power usage, which is a major contributor to climate change. After you install energy efficient windows, you can feel confident that your carbon footprint will be drastically reduced.
Our team at American Custom Contractors has installed thousands of energy efficient windows all over Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. due to their numerous benefits. We offer countless options for the style, color, and finish of your energy efficient windows to ensure that they will compliment the look of your home while they save you money and keep you comfortable.