With cooler weather of the way, now’s the time for homeowners to plan for home improvement projects before the chill of Winter sets in. And, since heating and cooling account for 44% of the average home’s total energy use, it makes sense to find energy efficient solutions.
One way is to replace old and leaky windows with energy efficient models.
How do you know if a window is energy efficient? Look for the ENERGY STAR label to ensure that a window meets government standards for efficiency. Replacing inefficient single pan windows with ENERGY STAR qualified windows could save up to 15% on your energy bills.
Here are a few more points to consider:
Choose windows made from recycled or renewable materials. For example, windows are available that are made from a highly sustainable composite material that blends the best attributes of thermoplastics and wood fibers.
High-quality windows made from sustainable materials are built to provide long-term impact to the environment. Windows made from composite materials can be a good option for homeowners who like the look and strength of wood windows but want the low-maintenance features of vinyl.
Shop by performance, not price. Shop for quality windows that enhance the beauty of your home based on long-term value, not price. Saving money now could mean another replace project a few years down the road.