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