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How Energy-Efficient Windows Can Help the Environment

Old, leaky windows can be responsible for up to 25 percent of your home’s heat loss during the winter. Since leaky windows allow conditioned air to escape, your heating and cooling system has to work harder to keep your home comfortable, resulting in higher energy costs. By installing new, energy-efficient windows, not only will you see more savings, you’ll also be helping to save the planet!

Read on to find out how new windows can help you go green.

Lower Energy Costs, Healthier Home

Replacing old windows can boost your home’s energy efficiency by at least 30 percent. When your aim is to go green with your home remodeling project, you can benefit from passive solar heating, natural lighting and thermal mass.

When you replace your outdated casement windows (or any kind of window, really) with energy-efficient ones, you’ll not only save on energy costs, you’ll also have a healthier home. In addition, high-quality windows improve comfort and don’t require as much maintenance.

What to Look for in Energy-Efficient Windows

Investing in a double-pane window can lower your heating costs by 15 percent. To prevent heat loss during winter and stop warm air from entering in the summer, choose windows with a low-emissivity (Low-E) coating. Choosing the right Low-E coating for your climate can dramatically improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Frame material also matters when selecting energy-efficient windows. Renewal by Andersen® windows feature Fibrex® material, which is made of real wood fiber, making it very strong. Because of this, Fibrex windows can be made with narrower frames, which means more glass area.

This material contracts and expands very little, even when extreme temperature changes occur. This means that even our dark-colored windows can resist the damaging effects of heat.

At Renewal by Andersen of Austin, we offer some of the most energy-efficient windows and doors in the industry. We install casement, double-hung and custom windows, among others. Call us at (512) 298-2270 or complete our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation. We cater to homeowners in Austin, TX, and areas around Texas.

Replacing your old windows with energy-efficient models won’t just improve your home’s comfort; it will also help the environment. Find out how in this post.

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