Replacement Windows and Energy Savings in Calgary, AB
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 new view?
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.