Posted by: Matt Miller
The increasing value of natural resources and inevitable climate change suggest continuously rising energy costs. Consequently, most American households are forced to find means to conserve energy, including shutting down their furnaces and wearing thick sweaters instead. Anne Wynter’s article for Yahoo.com discusses a more efficient and convenient alternative: to replace decrepit windows.
“Are you obsessive about turning off your lights and shutting the refrigerator door seconds after you’ve opened it? If so, you might think you’re an energy-saving superstar. But if you have older windows, you could be losing money on energy costs.”
Winter is a season to look forward to in Greater Philadelphia, a region where huge, extravagant cultural celebrations take place all year-round, especially during the holidays. However, for those who live in homes with leaky windows, the cold season is a nightmare to endure. That’s why people need to make us of methods to endure climate changes without suffering, not unlike how animals of the tundra adapt to cold climate by growing long, thick fur. Installing energy-efficient Philadelphia replacement windows is one such way, and choosing the best units is made easier by the EPA.
“Energy Star is a program created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help people save money and energy by choosing more energy-efficient products. The approved window models use several technologies, including high-quality framing materials, multiple panes of glass, special coatings that reflect UV light, and gas fillings that enhance insulation ability, according to Energy Star’s website.”
Well-known manufacturers of energy-efficient replacement windows, such as Renewal by Andersen, provide a variety of Energy Star qualified units. With the help of replacement window companies like RbA of Greater Philadelphia, you won’t even have to look for the right windows yourself since all the units they install are quality and energy-efficient. In addition, these companies have people who are well-versed in replacement window installation.
While doing Philadelphia window replacement by yourself can save you some money, you will never outperform a skilled and experienced professional installer. DIY often leads to disaster or messy and inefficient results, and that’s why you should hire a professional to do it. Keep in mind that the reason you want your old windows replaced in the first place is to enjoy a warm, energy-saving indoor environment.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Cut costs with energy-efficient windows, Yahoo.com, May 8, 2013)