Replacement Windows and Energy Savings

Replacement Windows and Energy Savings in Long Island, NY

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Windows are one of the most critical elements of our homes, and rightfully so – they provide a variety of 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 reasons for wasted energy costs. Why let those old windows make you pay more for heating and cooling when replacement windows can provide you with exceptional 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, improvements in window technology have given us higher efficiency windows that help everyone out as well.

When the weather in Long Island 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 could be time to think about replacement windows that can help ensure your comfort and decrease your energy bills.

So what can you do?

  • Look for replacement windows that are ENERGY STAR®-certified

  • Utilize curtains and shades to help keep the heat out in the summer and keep the warmth in during winter

  • If you have single-pane windows, buy replacement windows that are double-pane or triple-pane to help shield the elements

  • 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 benefits of upgrading to take advantage of energy-saving technology is well worth it. Not only can it improve 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 host of replacement window choices to meet the needs of both your style and your budget. Drop by our showroom in Long Island, call us at 516-331-0031 or arrange an appointment with us through our online scheduler to get a closer look at all the replacement windows we carry.