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