Windows contribute more to energy efficiency and home value than you are led to believe. Energy Star certified windows are highly sought after and are one of the most desirable home features for the modern buyer. Having triple pane insulating windows can massively cut down on energy and heating bills – with 43% of home utility bills going to heating and cooling, this can be worth hundreds of dollars per year. Well built windows are one of the best upgrades you can make to your home to be as energy efficient as possible, more than water heaters or dishwashers. Low emissivity glass, or low-e glass, eliminates harmful rays of sunlight and makes buildings more thermally efficient, reducing energy costs and extra heat from the sun, as well as fading from sunlight and blocks out nearly all UV rays.
This extra saved energy also benefits our planet by helping reduce your carbon footprint. Replacing a double pane window with a triple pane window can save up to 2,000 pounds of CO2 every year and replacing a single pane window can save upwards of 6,000 pounds per year of CO2.
Replacement windows add value behind the design of your home. Learn more about how vinyl replacement windows are your best choice for greater comfort, lower costs, and a smaller carbon footprint here: