Replacement Windows and Energy Savings

Replacement Windows and Energy Savings in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Windows are one of the most crucial elements of our homes, and rightfully so – they provide a variety of perks for us – natural light, ventilation, protection from the weather, and the list goes on and on. On the other side, if they are old windows they can also be one of the reasons for wasted energy costs. Why let those old windows make you pay more for heating and cooling when replacement windows can provide you with improved comfort and a great 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 Charlotte gets to its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your heating and cooling systems are working hard to keep your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it may be time to think about replacement windows that can help maintain your comfort and lower your monthly energy bills.

So what can you do?

  • Search for replacement windows that are ENERGY STAR®-certified

  • Utilize 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 shield the elements

  • Research 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 perks of upgrading to utilize energy-saving technology is well worth it. Not only can it increase your home’s overall energy efficiency, it increases comfort, a refreshed style and better functionality for your home.

At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a variety of replacement window choices to meet the needs of both your style and your budget. Drop by our showroom in Charlotte, call us at 704-228-9149 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler to get an up-close look at all the replacement windows we have available.