Windows play a vital role in homes, especially in energy efficiency and home improvement. Having poorly installed or faulty windows can affect how much heat is gained or lost within a room. Having a window with poor insulation during the winter means you have to increase internal heating within your room to stay warm, causing your electricity bill to become significantly expensive. Not good to hear, right? So how does an energy-efficient window work? Let Renewal by Andersen®, a trusted window company awarded with the 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner Award, tell you the difference!
The Importance of Windows in Homes
Windows provide a set of important factors to consider in a home, such as natural lighting, ventilation, warmth, energy efficiency, security, psychological benefits and many others. They play a vital role in the construction of a high-value residential structure, making window installation essential in home improvement projects. Having good windows installed in your home not only vastly improves your lifestyle but also improves the value of your home on the real estate market.
Energy-efficient replacement windows got their name because of their functionality. Their purpose is to efficiently prevent your home’s internally heated or cooled air from escaping. Having faulty or poorly installed windows during either summer or winter can drastically affect the temperature of your rooms. This issue causes rooms to have bad temperature retention, making them too warm or too cold. Due to this, the energy consumption of your household increases as you turn on or increase the strength of your temperature conditioning appliances, such as air-conditioning units or heaters, thereby increasing your electricity bill in general.
Having an energy-efficient window not only makes you feel more comfortable but also makes your rooms more stylish and appealing, making them the perfect windows as well as a reliable form of home improvement.
Most energy-efficient windows are composed of multiple panes of glass, reinforced with impact resistance, sound insulation, and selective light reflection. They are stacked together then filled with gas (like argon) or air in-between for better heat insulation and are finally attached to high-quality frames with the best materials to make them sturdy and durable. These windows come in many different forms and types, such as the classy bay window, or the more standard yet reliable casement windows. Choose a window type that best suits your needs while complementing the design and architecture of your home.
Make the change to energy-efficient windows and save more money! At Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City and Central Missouri, we are always ready to help you get the home improvements you want and need! For any inquiries, you can reach us at (913) 385-1300 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate on any of our services. We serve homeowners in Kansas City and Central Missouri.