How Window Replacement Can Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Remember when you were young, and you came running through the house? Did you ever hear your parents reminding you, “Shut the door! We’re not airconditioning the whole neighborhood”?

Regardless of how old we were, it did us a favor in the long run. First, our parents taught us that leaving the door (or window) open with the air conditioning running is expensive. And it matters more now that we are paying the bills – especially in Houston! 

Have you noticed that your house hasn’t been staying cool during the summer heatwave, or maybe you are bundled in blankets during the winter? If so, Mr. Windows has heard similar stories countless times.

It could be time to replace your windows. Take heart; there’s something you can do. Here are some of the benefits:

Window Replacement Can Lower Utility Bills 

Are you aware that heating and cooling can account for over half of all utility bills? For most households, heating and cooling are the highest energy expenses. Installing energy-efficient windows can help you reduce those high energy costs.  

Some reports show that replacing single-pane windows with double-paned ones can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 31%. 

You may even save more, depending on your climate and the type of window you replace. One thing to remember is that if you replace one window, you should also replace all old, ineffective windows. Your efforts might be in vain otherwise.

Energy.gov has some excellent information and tips for selecting your new windows. Here are a few:

  • New windows should be ENERGY STAR-certified. 
  • To find the most energy-efficient windows, review the ratings on the energy performance labels from the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).
  • A window’s NFRC rating provides a reliable way to compare products and determine a window’s energy efficiency. 
  • Get a better understanding of window labels by studying the energy-performance ratings.

Improve Comfort

What’s your comfort zone? Do you find yourself continually adjusting your thermostat? Does it seem one room is always stuffy while another freezes your toes? If so, it could be your windows. 

Are you tired of freaking out every time you get your electric bill? 

All homeowners know the drill. You get the bill and you can’t believe your eyes. You vow never to use air conditioning again, and you don’t care if your eggs can fry themselves! 

So you buy one of those small battery-operated fans and hang it around your neck. There’s a fashion statement!

Here’s what you can afford: new windows. True, they are pricey, but so is heat stroke. Cool off with consistent airflow in all your rooms. 

Investing in new windows can improve your home’s energy efficiency and help keep the temperature more consistent. That means you will spend less on utilities.

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Window Replacement Provides Protection From UV Rays

Maybe you haven’t thought about this, but did you know your energy bills could come from sources not associated with the temperature in your home?

UV rays – the bad guy in so many ways. The very thing that causes cancer and premature skin aging can also take the color out of your clothes on a sweltering sunny day in Houston. 

All kinds of health problems are associated with UV rays, not just liver spots and eye problems. If UV rays have found their way to your sofa, you’ve got issues. The cost of new furniture only adds to your bills. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that Mr. Windows and Doors of Houston helps people every day by installing windows that save energy and property.

The experts at Mr. Windows are happy to help you figure it out and give you a free assessment. Our technicians take pride in your satisfaction. Don’t spend one more minute roasting in the Houston heat; give us a call today.