Replacement Windows and Energy Savings in Victoria, B.C
Windows are one of the most important elements of our homes, and rightfully so – they deliver numerous 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 culprits in wasted energy costs. Why let those old windows make you pay more for heating and cooling when replacement windows can provide you with improved comfort and a great new view?
There are steps we can take as homeowners to reduce the impact that windows have on our energy bills. And luckily, developments in window technology have given us higher efficiency windows that help everyone out as well.
When the weather in Victoria finds its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your heating and cooling systems are running hard to keep your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it might be time to think about replacement windows that can help maintain your comfort and decrease your energy bills.
So what can you do?
- Hunt 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
- If you have single-pane windows, buy replacement
windows that are double-pane or triple-pane to help block
- Do your research on 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 bonuses of upgrading to use energy-saving technology is well worth it. Not only can it boost your home’s overall energy efficiency, it adds comfort, a reinvigorated style and greater functionality for your home.At Pella Windows & Doors - Victoria, we have a host of replacement window selections to meet the needs of both your style and your budget. Drop by our showroom in Victoria, call us at 250-475-1277 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler to get a better look at all the replacement windows we offer.