If your home seems to always feel chilly, your windows could be to blame. Heat loss and gain through windows are responsible for 25-30% of American household heating and cooling energy costs. Vinyl replacement windows can help improve their energy efficiency. Here are four ways new vinyl windows can help keep your home warm this winter and save you money in the long run.
1. Excellent Insulators
Modern window technology enables windows to work as an insulator to keep heat inside your home and maintain a consistent temperature. Choose vinyl replacement windows with insulated glass backed by ENERGY STAR®. Choose windows with a U-factor of 0.25 or less for superior energy performance.
2. Eliminate Drafts
It’s hard to keep your home warm when you’re losing heat through old windows. Heat loss places stress on your furnace as it works harder to keep your home warm. Installing replacement vinyl windows will help eliminate air drafts and heat loss.
3. Provide Extra Protection from the Cold
These days, windows will often come with double- or triple-pane glass, which provides an extra layer of protection from the cold. Choose windows with argon or krypton gas between the window panes and a low-emissivity (Low-E) glass coating. Alside MezzoⓇ Energy-Efficient Vinyl Windows have a thermally optimized narrow-line frame and sash, dual-pane insulated glass, and cavity foam insulation for supreme energy efficiency.
4. Replace Temporary Fixes
Replacing your windows with energy-efficient vinyl windows removes the need for caulking and weather stripping. The benefits of replacing vinyl windows outweigh the time, money, and effort associated with temporary window solutions.