How to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient
Making your home more energy efficient can help to reduce your utility bills.
Our windows play a major role in allowing us to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors from inside our home. Living in New England, your windows need to be able to withstand temperature changes, especially during our transitional seasons. If you don’t have a window that is built for New England, you may experience “window pains” – air infiltration, seal failure, and difficulty operating.
Energy Saver states that you can save as much as 5% to 10% on your energy bills by ensuring your home is properly weather-stripped.
There are several things that you can do to make sure that your windows are more energy-efficient:
- Make sure that they are well sealed and draft-free. It will help prevent heat loss from entering through cracks or gaps, which can harm overall performance.
- If your windows are drafty, consider adding weatherstripping around the frames. Sealing gaps and cracks is an easy way to lower energy costs. If you live in an area where it gets very cold during the winter months, this may be necessary for some additional insulation.
Some windows are just too old for these energy-efficient tricks to be effective. If you’ve tried all of the above tips and still have higher energy bills than you’d like, it may be time to upgrade your windows.
What makes a window energy-efficient?
Our team has replaced thousands of windows all over New England. The most popular feedback we hear from our homeowners is that their home is more comfortable year-round. Our homeowners spend less time adjusting the thermostat and are able to clean their windows from the inside. So what is it about our MaxSeries Windows that makes them energy-efficient?
Frame & Sash
We once were replacing more wood windows, but today, we are replacing more vinyl replacement windows that are underperforming. Our windows are built with an exclusive cellular composite material Celuca. It is stronger than traditional vinyl windows and resistant to warping or bending over time – especially in the New England climate.
Expansion & Contraction
The traditional vinyl corner cut (left) has a hollow frame whereas our window is made with a solid core composite frame – you can imagine the benefits our window offers over any other.
If you’re looking to replace your windows, it’s important to choose the right company. There are many things to consider when choosing a window replacement company- including longevity, online reputation, and warranty details. Most importantly, you want a 5-star installation experience to enjoy all the benefits of your new windows.
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