Windows are one of the most critical
pieces of our homes, and rightfully so – they provide
numerous bonuses for us – natural
light, ventilation, protection from the weather, and the list goes on and on.
On the flip side, if they are old windows they can
also be one of the causes of wasted energy costs.
Why let those old windows make you pay more for heating and cooling when replacement
windows can provide you with exceptional comfort and a spectacular
There are steps we can take as
homeowners to lower the impact that windows have on our
energy bills. And luckily, advancements in
window technology have afforded us higher efficiency windows
that help everyone out as well.
When the weather in South Portland reaches its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your
heating and cooling systems are running hard to keep
your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it could
be time to think about replacement windows that can help ensure
your comfort and decrease your energy bills.
So what can you do?
- Search for replacement windows
that are ENERGY STAR®-certified
- Use 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 block
- Look up
information on Low Emissivity (Low E) coatings, as they help reflect
outside heat in the summer and keep heat in during the winter
While it might be an
investment to purchase 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 improved functionality for your home.
At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a variety
of replacement window options to meet the needs of
both your style and your budget. Stop by our showroom in South Portland,
call us at
207-253-1856 or schedule an appointment with us
through our online
scheduler to get an up-close look
at all the replacement windows we carry.