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How to Increase Your Home’s Efficiency with New Windows

Brought to you by Armorvue Home Exteriors of Cleveland

If you have a home with old windows, you have probably wondered how much money you could save with new energy-efficient windows. Sure, you know that there would be some savings but exactly how much? Thankfully, the professionals at ArmorVue can help answer that question because they have performed thousands of replacement window installations and they know what poor quality, old windows can cost homeowners. In this article, the folks at Armorvue Home Exteriors of Cleveland, OH will answer some common questions about the windows in your house and will show you how new windows can increase both the comfort of your home and save you money.

Will new windows help you save money?

A recent report conducted by Energy Star, a program with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), found that the average savings earned by switching from single-pane windows to Energy Star-rated double-pane windows is about 20%. There is no question, new windows will help you save money.

Are my windows poor quality?

No one likes find out that something they paid top dollar for is less than the highest quality. This may be the case, however, with the windows in your home, even if it isn’t that old. The fact of the matter is that most home builders do whatever they can to keep their costs low and one of the easiest places to save money is by installing inexpensive, low-quality windows. It’s simply a matter of economics and far too common.

Are my older windows wasting energy?

According to the US Department of Energy, the energy loss attributed to windows accounts for nearly 25% of the annual heating and cooling costs of the average American home. The problem usually isn’t that the windows themselves are old and faulty, it’s because of the technology involved. If your home is more than 25 years old, your windows probably don’t have any of the energy-saving features of modern window technology.

How do I know if my windows are inefficient?

The best way to know if you have inefficient windows is to ask yourself the following questions: Do your windows feel cold to the touch in the winter and feel hot in the summer? When the wind blows, do your windows feel drafty? When it is extremely cold or hot, is your HV/AC system running most of the day just to keep your house at a comfortable temperature? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you are probably losing money due to inefficient windows.

Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors for your Window Replacement

While there are many things you can do to increase the energy efficiency of your home, one of the easiest and most effective is replacing your old, low-efficiency windows. If you select replacement windows that have been designed with high energy-efficiency in mind you can, and will, save significant money on your energy bills. Contact the folks at Armorvue Home Exteriors of Cleveland, OH for further information today!