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Choosing Replacement Windows: What Makes a Window Energy Efficient

Choosing Replacement Windows: What Makes a Window Energy Efficient

When you’re beginning your project for replacement windows in Jackson, energy efficiency should be number one on your priority list. That’s because inefficient windows can be responsible for the biggest heating and cooling loss in your house.

They can lose as much as 30% of your heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. So, it’s crucial that your replacement windows are the best option for the weather in Jackson.

In designing your new windows, here are a few aspects to keep in mind.

Window Panes: One, Two or Three?

Window panes are one of the most essential components of an energy-efficient window. We suggest choosing at minimum double-pane windows, due to the fact single-pane windows are especially inefficient. They’re also subject to losing air and influencing your house’s comfort.

If your budget allows it, upgrading to ENERGY STAR® windows will help decrease heating and cooling expenses and save you more money in the future. That’s due to the fact they work hard to keep your residence’s temp in balance, despite the conditions outside.

On average, ENERGY STAR says regular residences that upgrade to these windows can save*:

  • $101–$583 annually when replacing single-pane windows.
  • $27–$197 annually when replacing double-pane, clear glass windows.

Over the life cycle of your windows, those savings can really add up. And you can also feel good knowing you’re helping decrease greenhouse gas emissions, which helps shield the environment.

Energy efficiency is critical to us at Pella. That’s why we’ve partnered with ENERGY STAR since 1999 and have windows that meet or exceed certification in all 50 states. Windows from our Architect Series®, Lifestyle Series, 350 Series and 250 Series made the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2020 list. This means they’re among the most efficient that you can install.

Individualize Your Windows with Glass Options

Including special coatings and gas between window panes can keep your house more comfortable while keeping out extra ultraviolet rays. No matter where you call home, Pella provides an InsulShield® glass type that will work for your individual climate.

Picking a Fitting Window Frame Material

When selecting your new windows, you’ll have several materials to select from. Here’s how they stack up for energy efficiency:

  • Top insulation: Wood windows rank high for insulation, since wood intrinsically transfers a smaller amount of heat and cold.
  • High durability: Our exclusive fiberglass windows insulate much like wood, besides they won’t melt or break down when exposed to temperature shifts. Created for lasting durability, Pella’s proprietary fiberglass is the strongest material available for windows.**
  • Budget-friendly: Our vinyl windows are designed to match your budget while keeping your residence energy-efficient. Featuring several chambers, these frames help limit heat loss and boost efficiency.

Quality Window Installation is Essential

Quality installation is just as critical as the glass and window frame material you select for your new windows.

That’s why you’ll want to select with a company like Pella of Jackson, who is skilled in this service. We follow exclusive installation methods to assure your new windows are an excellent fit. This prevents gaps and cracks that can let in moisture and air that impact your comfort.

You can also depend on our team to be considerate of your home during your no-mess, no-guess installation day. They’ll clean up after they’re done and will even haul away your old windows.

Prepared to create energy-efficient windows for your residence? Your local Pella of Jackson experts are here to help you. Contact us at 307-733-0535 now to begin!


*Ranges are based on the average savings among homes in modeled cities. Actual savings will vary based on local climate conditions, utility rates and individual home characteristics.

**Pella's proprietary fiberglass material has displayed superior strength over wood, vinyl, aluminum, wood/plastic composites and other fiberglass materials used by leading national brands in tensile and 3-point bend tests performed in accordance with ASTM D638 and D790 testing standards.

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