Replacement Windows and Energy Savings in Idaho, ID
Windows are one of the most critical parts of our homes, and rightfully so – they offer numerous benefits 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 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 breathtaking 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 left us higher efficiency windows that help everyone out as well.
When the weather in Idaho finds its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your heating and cooling systems are working hard to keep your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it could be time to think about replacement windows that can help maintain your comfort and lower your energy costs.
So what can you do?
- Search for replacement windows
that are ENERGY STAR®-certified
- Use 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 guard
- 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 get replacement windows, the perks of upgrading to take advantage of energy-saving technology is well worth it. Not only can it increase your home’s overall energy efficiency, it adds comfort, a refreshed style and better functionality for your home.At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a number of replacement window choices to meet the needs of both your style and your budget. Stop by our showroom in Idaho, call us at 208-373-0002 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler to get a better look at all the replacement windows we carry.