Are you thinking about purchasing energy-efficient windows for your Cincinnati, Dayton or Kentucky home? If your utility bills are rising, there is condensation forming in the windows, you notice increased outside noise in your home, or you feel drafts of air, it might be time to make the investment.
But can it really save you money? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it can. Windows can account for 10-25 percent of your heating bill if they let heat out.
Here’s how energy efficient windows can save you money:
The number of panes
Older homes typically have only one pane of glass in the windows, allowing air to escape. Energy efficient windows have at least two if not three panes to keep the outside air from getting in. The more panels there are, the more energy efficient your windows will be.
They contain gas between the frames
High efficiency windows have argon or krypton gas between the panes of glass. Since these gases are denser than air, they reduce the transfer of heat/cold in and out of your home.
They are tinted
Energy efficient windows often have a slight tint with a reflective coating or glaze. This glaze reflects harmful UV rays while allowing plenty of light to come inside. It also reduces the solar heat energy that comes through so the inside of your home remains comfortable.
They are made of vinyl
Vinyl is the best material for windows because it provides better insulation. It is also maintenance free, doesn’t rot (and then leak), fade or get chalky like its aluminum or wood counterparts.
They are low emissive
Think sunscreen for your windows. This type of glass blocks the sun’s UV rays so your home doesn’t feel hot and stuffy.
When energy efficient windows are installed properly, they perform better for you. At LEI Home Enhancements of Cincinnati, we use only certified installers who make sure the job gets done right.
Replacing your old windows with energy efficient windows is always best for the environment, but you’ll need to consider what type of energy efficient window is best for your home. You will need to think about the style you want, the climate you live in and the features you want them to have.
LEI Home Enhancements of Cincinnati can help you weigh your options and answer all of your questions. We have a wide variety of styles to chose from that will give you peace of mind and the look you are going for, and our warranty will ensure your new windows will perform for years to come.
Known for our superior service, high quality materials and excellent workmanship, we consider ourselves to be the best choice for window replacement in Cincinnati, Dayton and Kentucky. We would love the opportunity to earn your business. Visit our website or call us today at 513-738-4663 to schedule a free window consultation. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram for our latest tips and updates!