How Can Energy Efficient Windows Save You Money?

September 23, 2021

How Can Energy Efficient Windows Save You Money?

Has your electricity bill skyrocketed? But you don’t know what is causing your heater to work at full capacity. It might be your windows. Replace your old windows with energy efficient windows. Energy efficient windows can help you save you a lot of money on your electricity bills. Sometimes builders install low quality windows which become the reason for high utility bills. Low quality windows allow cold air to enter your home increasing your heater usage.

Many households in Canada use energy efficient windows to make their house energy efficient. Call a professional window company to have your windows replaced and make your house energy efficient. However, you may be skeptical about how good quality windows can help you save your money.

In this blog, we have talked about how energy efficient windows can prevent your utility bills from skyrocketing in the winter.

Old Windows May Cost You More Money In The Long Run

Windows necessarily don’t need to be 60 years old to cost you money, many times construction companies – to save money – install low quality windows which may have the same issues as an older window.

Losing heat through your windows can happen due to the following reasons:

  • Infiltration- The air may be escaping from the gaps and tiny spaces along the edges of the window.
  • Conduction- If you have single pane windows installed then your rooms’ heat can escape through the windows’ glass.
  • Radiation- When the warm air of your room comes into contact with the cold glass of the window it causes the rooms’ temperature to drop.

To battle these reasons for heat loss you must ensure that your windows are properly insulated. Good insulation will not only lower your utility bills, but also keep the humidity levels inside your room higher making the air quality of your home better and your home a more eco-friendly place.

The aforementioned ways can be the cause of your increased hydro bills. They can be resolved by installing energy efficient windows, call a professional window company today to get your windows replaced.

What Makes Windows Energy Efficient?

Before investing your money into some new windows you must understand these three crucial factors that insulate the windows and help you save money.

Framing

The framing of your windows needs to be top notch, if the frames are left hollow the cold air will circulate inside them causing the rooms’ temperature to drop. But if you hire professional window installers they will install foam-filled frames that will block out the cold air. This will make your windows more energy efficient resulting in a drop in your hydro bills.

Glazing

The harsh Canadian weather can be dealt with by using modern glazing technologies. Low-e glass also known as low-emissivity glass is a special type of glass that uses a special coating. Low-e glass reflects the ultraviolet rays of the sun. The sun rays bounce off the windows keeping you cool in summer while in the winter reflecting the heat inside your house so that the heat doesn’t leak through the windows.

Window Panes

Majority of households prefer single pane windows because these windows are inexpensive but they are terrible at locking in heat. What’s the point of saving money once and then spending hundreds of dollars more on electricity bills? So it’s better that you install double pane or triple pane insulated windows. These windows have more panes of glass and are sealed with high quality seals that do not allow any heat to escape through the windows.

Get Your Energy-Efficient Windows Today

We at Walbert Windows make the best quality energy efficient windows. All our windows are star energy certified to make your home energy efficient. We install, repair and replace windows and doors. To learn more about our services, contact us today.

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