One of the key benefits of updating your home windows is the improved energy efficiency that they will provide. Window replacement companies are quick to point out that your investment can pay for itself with the savings that you’ll enjoy by having energy-efficient windows installed in your home. But, is this just marketing jargon, or is there truth to the claim?
Not All Windows Are Created Equal
First, the good news: Yes, there is truth to the claim that new windows may help you save on energy costs by reducing heat gain and loss. However, be sure to pick windows that are actually designed to do just that. One quick way to tell if a new window will actually better insulate your home is by looking for the ENERGY STAR® label.
ENERGY STAR-Certified Windows
The ENERGY STAR label indicates that windows are constructed according to stringent energy-efficiency guidelines. ENERGY STAR windows can typically help you save $126-$465 a year when replacing single-pane windows and $27-$111 a year for double-pane windows. With the average cost of a single window being around $150, it’s easy to see how your investment will pay for itself in only a few years.
Pella® Replacement Windows Offered by a Reputable Installer
At BELDON® Windows, we install ENERGY STAR-certified Pella windows, some of the most energy-efficient options on the market. With dual panes of Low-E glass and insulated frames, both included standard, these windows can help your HVAC unit run more efficiently and lower your monthly energy bills, allowing you to recoup your investment in no time.
To learn more about Pella replacement windows and how they can help lower your energy costs, contact BELDON® Windows today.