Enjoying greater comfort and lower energy bills is more than just a marketing pitch; it’s a fact. In many ways, replacing your old, inefficient units makes each of your rooms more livable.
For the first part of Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln’s special blog, we want to discuss the desirable benefits of energy-efficient windows. Apart from reinforcing home security and contributing to exterior and interior designs, expect these window replacement benefits:
Preventing Excessive Heat Gain
Windows with spectrally selective, Low-E coatings reflect most of the sun’s heat. Unlike clear glass, energy-efficient units act as a barrier to block infrared and ultraviolet rays and help keep your home cool in the hottest months.
Providing Excellent Thermal Insulation
Insulative frames and advanced glazing, along with other components, work together to resist heat loss. Energy-efficient replacement windows help you preserve your desirable indoor climate with less energy. In turn, you can stay comfortable without relying heavily on your furnace.
Denying Unwanted Drafts Entry
High-quality windows can remain weathertight to prevent air leakage for decades. Despite perennial extreme temperature swings, they don’t develop cracks over time and prevent unwelcome breezes in the winter.
Abating Outdoor Noise
Other than the heat, dual-pane windows with thick glass also mitigate outdoor noise pollution. When closed, they bring peace to your indoor environment.
Increasing Natural Ventilation
Well-designed units can boost your home’s passive ventilation and usher in fresh drafts. Instead of using fans or exhaust devices, your windows would use nature to naturally cool your space.
Promoting Adequate Daylighting
Energy-efficient replacement windows block nearly all of the sun’s rays except for visible light. Older products use dark films to send infrared and ultraviolet rays back to their source. However, they also block the sunshine in the process.
High-quality windows allow a profusion of illumination. When placed strategically, they allow the sun to penetrate through the inner corners of your home and brighten up your otherwise dark areas. As a result, you wouldn’t have to switch on your bulbs as long as there is daylight.
Stay tuned for the second part of our special blog about energy efficiency. To learn about the outstanding performance of Renewal by Andersen of Omaha and Lincoln windows, call us at (402) 513-2828 now. We’ll be happy to schedule your free consultation in Bellevue, Omaha, or Lincoln, NE, at your most convenient day and time.