Choosing Replacement Windows: What Makes a Window Energy Efficient
When you’re starting your project for replacement windows in Jackson, energy efficiency should top your priority list. That’s because inefficient windows can be responsible for the biggest heating and cooling loss in your residence.
They can release as much as 30% of your heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. So, it’s essential 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 pieces of an energy-efficient window. We advise choosing at minimum double-pane windows, due to the fact single-pane windows are especially inefficient. They’re also susceptible to losing air and influencing your house’s comfort.
If your budget allows it, upgrading to ENERGY STAR® windows will help decrease utility expenses and save you more money over the years. That’s since they work hard to keep your residence’s ambiance in balance, despite the climate outside.
On average, ENERGY STAR says normal houses 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 minimize 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 provide 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.
Enhance Your Windows with Glass Options
Including special coatings and gas between window panes can keep your house more comfortable while keeping out additional ultraviolet rays. Wherever you call home, Pella provides an InsulShield® glass type that will work for your individual climate.
Selecting 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 inherently transfers a lesser amount of heat and cold.
- High durability: Our exclusive fiberglass windows insulate almost identically to wood, along with the fact they won’t melt or break down when exposed to temperature changes. 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 numerous 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 choose with a company like Pella of Jackson, who is knowledgeable about this service. We follow exclusive installation methods to assure your new windows are a great fit. This prevents gaps and cracks that can let in moisture and air that impact your comfort.
You can also trust our team to be thoughtful toward 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.