Energy efficiency is a big watchword these days, especially when it comes to replacing older, worn out sections of your home. Though the biggest draw to energy efficient construction is the savings you accrue in terms of heating and cooling costs, there’s more to energy efficiency than simply reducing your energy bills. It just happens to be the most obvious benefit to choosing energy-efficient construction and materials.
In addition to the financial benefits, represented by lower heating and cooling bills, by choosing to install new energy-efficient replacement windows Omaha residents can stop the penetration of outside air, eliminating drafts and cold spots entirely. Not only do new windows have undamaged seals, but the technologies used in newer windows help to keep your home sealed against the outside in other ways.
Renewal by Andersen’s High PerformanceM Low-E4 SmartSunTM glass, for example, when compared to standard examples of current window technology, is 70% more efficient in summer and 45% more efficient in winter, reflecting the glass’ ability to keep out ultraviolet and radiant energy in the summer, as well as keeping similar sources of ambient heating in during the winter.
Today’s energy-efficient windows keep out more than heat and light. The newest multi-pane windows also serve as a barrier to external sound. If you’ve been looking for a little peace and quiet lately then opting for window replacement in Lincoln, NE might be all it takes to make your home quieter and more peaceful.
Lastly, by filtering out ultraviolet light, modern energy-efficient windows are able to prevent damage to your furniture and furnishings. It’s easy to underestimate the effect ultraviolet light has on your home, but over time furniture and decorations such as rugs, carpeting and wall hangings can fade with exposure to ultraviolet light. By filtering out the majority of the ultraviolet wavelength, energy-efficient windows not only help to save your energy bills, but act to preserve your belongings, too.
For any issues and concerns about your doors and windows – or house remodeling in general – you’d like to learn more about, please feel free to contact us at (402) 513-2828 or fill out our online form for a free estimate!