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Why You Should Replace Your Old Windows With Energy-efficient Windows
A window is an essential element of your home. Windows can improve the aesthetics of your home, brighten your home with natural light and contribute to the safety and security of the home dweller. Even if you are living in a house or a flat, replacing your old windows with energy-efficient windows are is one thing to consider.
What are Energy-Efficient Windows?
Energy-efficient windows are the windows which help to reduce the usage of artificial heating and cooling of a building. According to calculations, 10-25% of the energy loss in your home is through the windows. This leads to an increase in the use of energy by the artificial source of heating and cooling kept in your home like the HVAC system. This unnecessary wastage of energy can be reduced by installing energy-efficient windows at home.
Unlike the conventional windows, energy-efficient windows use low-emissivity glass, also known as Low-E glass. This blocks the rays of the sun and harmful UV rays and helps in maintaining the heat inside when it's cold outside and vice versa.
Another difference between the energy-efficient windows from the conventional windows is the former use a thermally-efficient low conductive material spacer, which helps in decreasing the rate of energy loss.
These methods, coupled with other new technologies like double and triple-paned glass, helps in saving the energy of your home. Why should you install energy-efficient windows at home?
1. Protect the environment
The energy you use and the environment are linked. Saving energy saves our environment! Most of the energy inside the home is lost through the windows. Energy-efficient windows help in conserving energy.
It helps maintain the temperature inside the home so that the use of an artificial source of heating and cooling is more limited and hence decreased carbon footprints!
2. Save money
The less you rely upon the artificial energy source at home, the less your yearly energy bills! The explanation for this simple. Energy-efficient windows help in reducing the use of the heater or air conditioner in your home. The benefit is that it can save you money on energy bills.
The best part of the installation of the energy-efficient windows at home is that you are not only doing your part for saving the earth that we live in, but also doing your part for saving up for yourself or your family.
3. Adds value to your home
People are doubtful about renewing their windows because they think it will not help when they try to sell their home in the future. But the truth is that upgrading the windows to energy-efficient windows increases the resale value of your home. This is because people prefer purchasing houses or flats with energy-efficient windows as it will profit them by reducing their yearly energy bills.
The buyers always look for the home with the best quality, long-lasting and low maintenance windows. So always make sure the materials used for the windows are of the best quality and certified energy-efficient products. The key is always to install the windows with the guidance of the specialists to get the best result. The installer should be thoroughly educated and with real industry experience.
Moving towards energy efficiency is not only good for the environment, but it is also good for your pocket too! Making your windows energy efficient one of the many things you can do to contribute to a sustainable environment.
About the author
Zara Wilson is an outreach coordinator with 2 years experience in the industry at Cedar Software Technologies. I am a foodie who loves to travel around and try out new cuisines.
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