How Much Can You Save on Your Energy Bill With New Windows?
Have you noticed a steady increase in your monthly energy bill? If so, fitting your home with new windows that are energy efficient can dramatically help with bringing energy costs back down.
How Much Can I Expect to Save?
The amount of money you’ll save depends heavily on the type of windows that currently exist on your home. According to ENERGY STAR®, the average owner can enjoy an annual savings between $126 and $465 after replacing their single-pane windows with more energy efficient options, while homeowners who already have double-pane windows save from $27 to $111 per year.
Factors That Contribute to Energy Efficiency
There are a number of variables that can influence the energy efficiency of your home, such as:
Where You Live
Believe it or not, the climate in which you live plays a large role in your home’s energy efficiency. Homes that are located in warmer states tend to enjoy a greater average savings than those found in states with colder winters.
Number of Window Panes
Homes with single pane windows tend to have higher energy bills than homes with double-pane—and even triple-pane—windows. With single-pane windows, warm air tends to seep in to and out of the home with greater ease. Conversely, windows with multiple panes are generally filled with dense gases such as argon or krypton what make it difficult for air to pass through, serving as invisible layers of insulation.
Windows With Low-E Glass
Short for low emissivity, low-E glass has a special coating that helps block out ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) rays from entering the home, allowing homeowners to enjoy the natural light of the sun without the heat.
How Your Windows are Installed
No matter how well your windows are designed, they will only perform as effectively as they are installed. Poor installation practices can lead to openings in the window seal, which will allow warm air to pass through and cause a spike in energy costs.
Which Are the Best Energy Efficient Windows For Me?
For replacement windows that deliver exceptional energy efficiency, look no further than RBA of Greater Wisconsin. With Renewal by Andersen as our parent company, we’re proud to carry composite windows that have earned stellar performance ratings from some of the most respected authorities in the industry, like ENERGY STAR® and the NFRC. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass is sure to outperform double-pane windows that are marketed as energy efficient.
Contact the Patio Door Professionals
Partner with RBA of Greater Wisconsin for energy efficient replacement windows and watch firsthand as your energy bill descends back to a manageable mark. Contact us today to schedule an in-home or virtual consultation. We’re proud to be the window and door professionals trusted by residents of Green Bay and nearby parts of Wisconsin.