Any time you’re looking into getting new windows for your home, whether it’s to replace or for a fresh installation, you’ll find the words “energy efficient” everywhere. But what does that even mean? Is it just a buzzword to get folks interested, or a convenient selling point? Find out what makes windows energy-efficient and why it matters with the experts at APCO today!
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The idea of making a window efficient revolves around the concept of reducing thermal and air transfer. Windows can gain or lose temperature, letting conditioned air (either heated or cooled) out and letting outdoor air in. Additionally direct sunlight can heat up a room my multiple degrees—as much as even 10 or more. This in turn makes your HVAC systems work harder and use more energy, which makes utility costs higher.
Energy-efficient windows address this in a variety of ways, all aiming to improve controlled air retention and reduce infiltration. Some notable examples include:
You might be worried about the marketing ploys, of course. And there’s certainly something to be said for increased sales in energy-efficient options. But they are desired, we are happy to say, for a good reason. ENERGY STAR® rated windows are proven to save money on heating and cooling costs. The buzz is true, and you stand to gain a whole lot.
That depends! The important thing to note about energy-efficiency is finding the right windows is the most important part. If you just pack on feature after feature you probably won’t save as much as you could. As ever, it comes down to cost versus savings. If you’re replacing single pane, double pane, a garden window—these factors are vital. And they’re also why working with a trained professional is important.
Teams that offer energy-efficient options have to be trained to understand what exactly that means. And accordingly, they’re your best bet for matching your home with the window option that is going to save you the most overall.
APCO was founded over 50 years ago and has been a leading exterior contractor in the Columbus area ever since. We offer energy efficient window solutions throughout Columbus and the surrounding areas.
APCO offers energy efficient windows throughout the following cities and their surrounding areas: Bexley, Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Grove City, Lewis Center, Pickerington, Powell, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, and Westerville.
Ready to improve the efficiency in your home? Contact the installation professionals at APCO to learn more about how you can benefit from ENERGY STAR windows in the Columbus area.