Top Reasons to Consider Switching to Energy Efficient Windows • Express Window Services | Tacoma, Puyallup, Lakewood Glass Replacement
29 Jan 2016

Top Reasons to Consider Switching to Energy Efficient Windows

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At first glance, your windows may appear just fine. They are solid, have no cracks or scratches, and seem to keep out the noise. Unfortunately, looks may be deceiving and your windows may not be as efficient as they once used to be.

If your windows in your home are more than 15 years old or if they are single pane, you may want to consider investing in some new energy efficient windows. Not sure if it is the right decision for you? Here is a look at some of the reasons why people switch to a more energy efficient window.

Save Money on Heating and Cooling Costs

Windows are intended to work as barriers between the interior of your home and the great outdoors. These barriers are especially important when you are trying to heat or cool your home during the winter or summer. The windows are important because they keep the cold air inside during the warm summer months, and during the winter they keep the hot air in and the cold air out.

Over time, the windows in your home start to wear overtime, which means they are not as good at keeping the cool/warm air in. Instead, they work almost like a sieve and the air goes right out the window. This results in higher heating and cooling costs because homeowners are forced to keep their AC/heaters running longer in an effort to keep the home at a specific temperature.

Replacing the windows will help save money as homeowners will not have such high heating and cooling costs.

Help Keep Furniture and Carpets from Fading

Carpets, curtains, and furniture will all naturally fade over time, but prolonged exposure to UV rays can speed up this process. Replacing old windows with energy efficient ones will help homeowners preserve their furniture and carpets.

Most energy efficient windows are designed to filter out harmful UV rays. This filtration system will help keep carpets and furniture in their original color, as they are not being exposed to so much sunlight.

Reduce Allergens and Pollen in the Home

People with allergies and asthma will feel better when they are exposed to fewer allergens and pollen. Replacing the older, less energy efficient windows in the home could help with this problem.

Energy efficient windows can help keep outdoor pollutants, allergens, and pollen out of a home. This is possible because energy efficient windows often have a better, tighter seal around the windows, which prevents these things from entering a home.

Ready to switch to more energy efficient windows, let Express Window Services help you! Schedule a visit with one of our consultants or visit our showroom in Tacoma, Washington to talk about energy efficient windows.