Summer is when you deal with the wrath of the sun and the indecisiveness of wind and humidity. It is also during this period when you rely on your air conditioning system for indoor comfort. This, however, can result in a spike in your energy bills. When you invest in replacement windows, however, you can make your home comfortable and energy-efficient. Here’s how this home improvement project can help keep your home cool this summer.
High-quality replacement windows not only help keep you cool in the summer. They also help keep you warm in the winter and just generally comfortable all year. They are equipped with materials and components that have excellent insulating properties to create a barrier between your indoors and the extreme outdoor temperatures. They can also provide adequate ventilation to boost your home’s indoor air quality.
Increased Energy Efficiency
You can feel the difference as soon as your chosen window contractor installed your new windows. As you feel cooler in the summer, you no longer need to put your cooling equipment under too much stress every time it is being used. Through window replacement, you can lower the cost of your energy bills by at least 25%. Not only that, but your new windows can let in as much natural light as possible, reducing the need to use artificial lights during daylight hours.
What to Look for in New Windows
When shopping for replacement windows, always consider their energy performance ratings found on the labels affixed to them. Here’s a look at some of them:
U-Factor – It measures the amount of heat lost as it passes through the window. The lower the value, the better.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient – It is the ratio of solar radiation passing through your window. The lower the value, the better.
Visible Transmittance – It measures the visible light transmitted through your window. A low rating means window glass can help reduce glare while letting in more sunlight.
As the leading window company in the area, Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod can provide you with windows so perfectly suited for the local climate. No matter the season, our durable and weatherproof replacement window units can help you save money in energy costs. Give us a call at (508) 205-1200 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve homeowners in Cape Cod, MA, and the surrounding communities.