Windows are one of the most important
pieces of our homes, and rightfully so – they offer
numerous bonuses for us – natural
light, ventilation, protection from the weather, and the list goes on and on.
On the flip side, if they are old windows they can
also be one of the causes of wasted energy costs.
Why let those old windows make you pay more for heating and cooling when replacement
windows can provide you with amazing comfort and a great
There are steps we can take as
homeowners to lower the impact that windows have on our
energy bills. And luckily, advancements in
window technology have left us higher efficiency windows
that help everyone out as well.
When the weather in Calgary gets
to its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your
heating and cooling systems are operating hard to keep
your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it may
be time to think about replacement windows that can help maintain
your comfort and reduce your energy bills.
So what can you do?
- Look 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 shield
- 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 purchase replacement windows, the benefits
of upgrading to use energy-saving technology is
well worth it. Not only can it increase your home’s overall
energy efficiency, it increases comfort, a reinvigorated
style and improved functionality for your home.
At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a number
of replacement window selections to meet the needs of
both your style and your budget. Drop by our showroom in Calgary,
call us at 403-681-6363 or schedule an appointment with us
through our online
scheduler to get a closer look
at all the replacement windows we have available.