Replacement Windows and Energy Savings

Replacement Windows and Energy Savings in Des Moines, IA

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Windows are one of the most crucial parts of our homes, and rightfully so – they deliver various bonuses for us – natural light, ventilation, protection from the weather, and the list goes on and on. On the contrary, if they are old windows they can also be one of the culprits in wasted energy costs. Why let those old windows make you pay more for heating and cooling when replacement windows can provide you with improved comfort and a great new view?

There are steps we can take as homeowners to lower the impact that windows have on our energy bills. And luckily, improvements in window technology have afforded us higher efficiency windows that help everyone out as well.

When the weather in Des Moines reaches its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your heating and cooling systems are working hard to keep your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it might be time to think about replacement windows that can help maintain your comfort and reduce your energy costs.

So what can you do?

  • Search for replacement windows that are ENERGY STAR®-certified

  • Take advantage of curtains and shades to help keep the heat out in the summer and keep the warmth in during winter

  • If you have single-pane windows, buy replacement windows that are double-pane or triple-pane to help guard the elements

  • 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 can be an investment to buy replacement windows, the bonuses of upgrading to use energy-saving technology is well worth it. Not only can it boost your home’s overall energy efficiency, it adds comfort, a revitalized style and better functionality for your home.

At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a variety of replacement window selections to meet the needs of both your style and your budget. Stop by our showroom in Des Moines, call us at 515-219-7723 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler to get a closer look at all the replacement windows we have available.