Windows are one of the most crucial
elements of our homes, and rightfully so – they offer
a variety of benefits for us – natural
light, ventilation, protection from the weather, and the list goes on and on.
On the flip side, if they are old windows they can
also be one of the reasons for 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, developments in
window technology have left us higher efficiency windows
that help everyone out as well.
When the weather in Boston 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 ensure
your comfort and decrease your monthly energy bills.
So what can you do?
- Look for replacement windows
that are ENERGY STAR®-certified
- Take advantage of 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 shield
- Do your research on 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 buy replacement windows, the bonuses
of upgrading to utilize energy-saving technology is
well worth it. Not only can it increase your home’s overall
energy efficiency, it enhances comfort, a refreshed
style and greater functionality for your home.
At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a variety
of replacement window choices to meet the needs of
both your style and your budget. Drop by our showroom in Boston,
call us at
978-373-2500 or arrange an appointment with us
through our online
scheduler to get a better look
at all the replacement windows we carry.