Replacement Windows and Energy Savings in Vancouver, B.C.
Windows are one of the most important elements of our homes, and rightfully so – they offer numerous benefits for us – natural light, ventilation, protection from the weather, and the list goes on and on. On the contrary, if they are old windows they can also be one of the culprits in 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 great new view?
There are steps we can take as homeowners to lessen the impact that windows have on our energy bills. And luckily, improvements in window technology have left us higher efficiency windows that help everyone out as well.
When the weather in Vancouver gets to its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your heating and cooling systems are running hard to keep your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it might be time to think about replacement windows that can help maintain your comfort and lower your energy costs.
So what can you do?
- Hunt 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 guard
- Research Low Emissivity (Low E) coatings, as they help reflect outside heat in the summer and keep heat in during the winter
While it can be an investment to buy replacement windows, the perks of upgrading to utilize energy-saving technology is well worth it. Not only can it increase your home’s overall energy efficiency, it adds comfort, a refreshed style and greater functionality for your home.At Pella Windows & Doors - Vancouver, we have a host of replacement window options to meet the needs of both your style and your budget. Come by our showroom in Vancouver, call us at 250-475-1277 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler to get an up-close look at all the replacement windows we carry.