Replacing your home’s windows with energy efficient replacement windows can be one of the most beneficial upgrades you can have performed on your home. Whether your windows are old, hard to operate, drafty, or all of the above, homeowners often find having their windows replaced to be an extremely valuable investment.
Energy Efficient Windows To Save Money On Heating and Cooling
Old Aluminum Windows
According to the Energy.gov website, if your home has very old and/or inefficient windows, it might be more cost-effective to replace them than to try to improve their energy efficiency. New, energy-efficient windows eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs, and sometimes even lighting costs.
As a home’s windows begin to age, you may find that they do not seal as well as they once did. This can cause warm or cold air to escape your home, which can result in your home not being as comfortable as it could be during extreme weather conditions. Furthermore, if your home has older windows, this means that they are likely not as energy-efficient as they used to be, and are likely not sufficiently insulating your home.
Sun Shining Through Windows
Subsequently, these factors combined can result in your HVAC system having to work harder than necessary to heat/cool your home, which can then lead to increased energy bills. Furthermore, the additional strain poor window insulation can put on your HVAC system can cause it to need maintenance more frequently and can shorten its lifespan. Thusly, having your aging windows replaced with modern energy-efficient ones can save you money by reducing your energy bills, and reducing the cost involved in maintaining your HVAC system.
Energy Efficient Window Labeling
Energy Star Partner
For labeling energy-efficient windows, ENERGY STAR® has established minimum energy performance rating criteria by climate. However, these criteria don’t account for a home’s design, such as window orientation. This is where an expert in replacement windows is the best choice to making sure you get the proper, most energy saving windows for your home.
We are proud to offer our customers products with the energy star label. Energy star qualified products and practices help you save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE. The energy star label also designates superior energy performance in homes and buildings.
In addition, we eagerly and regularly submit our products for testing to earn certification in the fenestration (window-making) industry through the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). The NFRC develops and administers comparative energy and related rating programs that serve the public and satisfy the needs of its private sector partners by providing fair, accurate, credible, user-friendly information on fenestration product performance.
Energy Efficiency is About The Whole Window
Double Hung Window With Grids
Even more, a window’s energy efficiency is dependent upon all of its components. Window frames conduct heat, contributing to a window’s overall energy efficiency, particularly its U-factor. Glazing or glass technologies have become very sophisticated, and Joyce Factory Direct is committed to staying on the cutting edge of that technology.
When properly selected and installed, energy-efficient windows can help minimize your heating, cooling, and lighting costs for an energy efficient home.
Our approach is to send a design consultant to your home (at no charge). During your FREE appointment, a Joyce expert will show you your product of interest, provide information and leave you with a detailed QUOTE. Not an estimate, but a quote for the real cost of your project.