Windows are one of the most important
pieces of our homes, and rightfully so – they deliver
a variety of benefits for us – natural
light, ventilation, protection from the weather, and the list goes on and on.
On the other 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 improved comfort and a spectacular
There are steps we can take as
homeowners to lessen the impact that windows have on our
energy bills. And luckily, developments in
window technology have given us higher efficiency windows
that help everyone out as well.
When the weather in Bloomington finds its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your
heating and cooling systems are operating hard to keep
your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it might
be time to think about replacement windows that can help ensure
your comfort and reduce your energy
So what can you do?
- Look 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 block
- 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 might be an
investment to purchase replacement windows, the bonuses
of upgrading to take advantage of energy-saving technology is
well worth it. Not only can it boost your home’s overall
energy efficiency, it enhances comfort, a revitalized
style and better functionality for your home.
At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a number
of replacement window selections to meet the needs of
both your style and your budget. Come by our showroom in Bloomington,
call us at
309-663-7132 or set up an appointment with us
through our online
scheduler to get a better look
at all the replacement windows we carry.