Windows are one of the most crucial
parts of our homes, and rightfully so – they offer
various bonuses for us – natural
light, ventilation, protection from the weather, and the list goes on and on.
On the contrary, if they are old windows they can
also be one of the causes of wasted energy costs.
Why let those old windows make you pay more for heating and cooling when replacement
windows can provide you with improved comfort and a spectacular
There are steps we can take as
homeowners to reduce the impact that windows have on our
energy bills. And luckily, advancements in
window technology have given us higher efficiency windows
that help everyone out as well.
When the weather in Washington DC finds its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your
heating and cooling systems are working hard to keep
your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it may
be time to think about replacement windows that can help maintain
your comfort and lower your energy bills.
So what can you do?
- Search for replacement windows
that are ENERGY STAR®-certified
- Use curtains and
shades to help keep the heat out in the summer and keep the warmth in during
- If you have single-pane windows, buy replacement
windows that are double-pane or triple-pane to help block
- Research Low Emissivity (Low E) coatings, as they help reflect
outside heat in the summer and keep heat in during the winter
While it may be an
investment to get replacement windows, the perks
of upgrading to use energy-saving technology is
well worth it. Not only can it boost your home’s overall
energy efficiency, it increases comfort, a refreshed
style and greater functionality for your home.
At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a host
of replacement window choices to meet the needs of
both your style and your budget. Come by our showroom in Washington DC,
call us at
(202) 810-6799 or set up an appointment with us
through our online
scheduler to get a closer look
at all the replacement windows we have available.