The U.S. Department of Energy reports that up to 25 percent of a household’s energy bill is due to inefficient windows and skylights. Other sources say this number is closer to 40 percent. While replacing all of your home’s windows can be a substantial investment, it’s a good one because it often pays for itself in a few years.
New replacement windows that are energy efficient will improve the look of your home while also increasing its comfort level. And the reduced cost to your energy bill means more money year over year. Other benefits include less condensation, increased light and view, and reduced fading to the fabrics in your home.
One thing to look for when shopping for windows that are efficient is the Energy Star logo. Energy Star is a joint program between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. These two agencies have strict guidelines for Energy Star qualified windows. Visit www.energystar.gov to learn more.
Another great tool for research and help is the Window Selection Tool from the efficientwindows.org website. This tool walks you step-by-step through the selection process taking into consideration your design and location.
You’ll also find a lot of helpful tools on Milgard’s website. Once you’ve completed your online research call Puget Sound Window and Door for an expert consultation. We will make the entire process seamless and hassle-free for you and your family and you’ll soon be on your way to enjoying your new energy efficient windows.