Replacing your old, worn-out windows not only makes your home look better, but can also go a long way toward lowering your energy consumption. While modern windows with energy-efficient features such as low-e coatings and gas fills can be slightly more expensive, they are definitely worth the investment. If you are still on the fence about installing new energy-efficient windows, here are three excellent reasons why you should.
1. Increased Interior Comfort Levels
Conventional windows, especially older ones, are prone to air leakage. As a result, your air conditioner has to work harder during the summer and your furnace has to work harder in the winter. Most modern windows create a tighter seal and are better insulated which means that it is better at keeping the interior of your home at a comfortable temperature.
2. Reduced Energy Bills
As mentioned above, switching to brand new windows is one of the best ways to cut down on utility bills. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, more than 30% of a home’s energy is lost through inefficient windows. You might think that it’s expensive to get energy-efficient replacement windows, but it is actually more expensive if you don’t.
3. Less Noise Pollution
High-performance windows have glass panes that are filled with inert gas to minimize sound transmission. Energy-efficient windows are made with two or more panes, and the more panes you have, the less sound transmits from the outside to the inside. This is especially useful if you live in a big city that can be noisy even late at night.
Once you have decided to get new, energy-efficient replacement windows, be sure to give Kroll Construction a call at (888) 338-6340 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today. We expertly serve homeowners in Detroit, Michigan, and its surrounding areas.