Replacement Windows and Energy Savings

Replacement Windows and Energy Savings in Grand Rapids, MI

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Windows are one of the most important pieces of our homes, and rightfully so – they deliver numerous benefits for us – natural light, ventilation, protection from the weather, and the list goes on and on. On the other side, if they are old windows they can also be one of the causes of wasted energy costs. Why let those old windows make you pay more for heating and cooling when replacement windows can provide you with exceptional comfort and a breathtaking new view?

There are steps we can take as homeowners to reduce the impact that windows have on our energy bills. And luckily, developments in window technology have given us higher efficiency windows that help everyone out as well.

When the weather in Grand Rapids reaches its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your heating and cooling systems are operating hard to keep your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it could be time to think about replacement windows that can help protect your comfort and decrease your energy bills.

So what can you do?

  • Search for replacement windows that are ENERGY STAR®-certified

  • Use curtains and shades to help keep the heat out in the summer and keep the warmth in during winter

  • If you have single-pane windows, buy replacement windows that are double-pane or triple-pane to help block the elements

  • Do your research on Low Emissivity (Low E) coatings, as they help reflect outside heat in the summer and keep heat in during the winter

While it may be an investment to get replacement windows, the bonuses of upgrading to utilize energy-saving technology is well worth it. Not only can it increase your home’s overall energy efficiency, it adds comfort, a reinvigorated style and greater functionality for your home.

At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a number of replacement window options to meet the needs of both your style and your budget. Come by our showroom in Grand Rapids, call us at 616-201-0206 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler to get an up-close look at all the replacement windows we carry.