Windows with poor energy efficiency can cause your energy bills to soar as your HVAC works overtime to compensate. This is why many homeowners are replacing their old, outdated windows with energy-efficient units.
Energy-efficient windows can also improve the value of your home. Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia discusses the wide-ranging benefits of energy-efficient windows.
Costs vs. Value
Energy-efficient replacement windows can hike up the energy efficiency rating of your home by over 30%. This figure is from recent estimates from the Department of Energy. Annually, energy-efficient windows can save you 10% or more on your heating and cooling costs, depending on the season and how many windows you have installed.
What to Look For
Windows are rated based on standards set by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). These numbers indicate performance of many types of windows. The ideal ratings will depend on your location. Consult with a window professional to help you find the windows that meet your specific needs.
The solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) is a measure of how much heat from the sun the window allows to enter your home. The lower this number is, the better it will be at preventing thermal transfer. U and R-Values are used by your window company and other professionals to measure how well the window can insulate your home. Higher U-values (lower R-values) mean better insulation overall.
Find high-quality energy-efficient window options and more at Renewal by Andersen of Greater Philadelphia, your leading provider of window products and window replacement services. Give us a call at (610) 563-2190 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. You may also fill out our contact form to request a brochure or a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and nearby areas.