Replacement Windows and Energy Savings

Replacement Windows and Energy Savings in Traverse City, MI

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Windows are one of the most critical pieces of our homes, and rightfully so – they deliver various bonuses for us – natural light, ventilation, protection from the weather, and the list goes on and on. On the contrary, if they are old windows they can also be one of the causes of wasted energy costs. Why let those old windows make you pay more for heating and cooling when replacement windows can provide you with exceptional comfort and a spectacular new view?

There are steps we can take as homeowners to lower the impact that windows have on our energy bills. And luckily, developments in window technology have given us higher efficiency windows that help everyone out as well.

When the weather in Traverse City reaches its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your heating and cooling systems are operating hard to keep your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it could be time to think about replacement windows that can help maintain your comfort and decrease your energy costs.

So what can you do?

  • Hunt 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 winter

  • If you have single-pane windows, buy replacement windows that are double-pane or triple-pane to help guard the elements

  • 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 might be an investment to get replacement windows, the bonuses of upgrading to take advantage of energy-saving technology is well worth it. Not only can it improve your home’s overall energy efficiency, it adds comfort, a reinvigorated style and better functionality for your home.

At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a number of replacement window choices to meet the needs of both your style and your budget. Come by our showroom in Traverse City, call us at 231-538-2175 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler to get a better look at all the replacement windows we offer.