Replacement Windows and Energy Savings

Replacement Windows and Energy Savings in Petoskey, MI

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Windows are one of the most important pieces of our homes, and rightfully so – they provide a variety of 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 causes of wasted energy costs. Why let those old windows make you pay more for heating and cooling when replacement windows can provide you with exceptional comfort and a spectacular new view?

There are steps we can take as homeowners to reduce the impact that windows have on our energy bills. And luckily, improvements in window technology have afforded us higher efficiency windows that help everyone out as well.

When the weather in Petoskey gets to 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 might be time to think about replacement windows that can help maintain your comfort and lower your energy costs.

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 winter

  • If you have single-pane windows, buy replacement windows that are double-pane or triple-pane to help shield the elements

  • Look up information 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 buy replacement windows, the perks of upgrading to use energy-saving technology is well worth it. Not only can it boost your home’s overall energy efficiency, it enhances comfort, a reinvigorated style and better functionality for your home.

At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a host of replacement window options to meet the needs of both your style and your budget. Drop by our showroom in Petoskey, call us at 231-622-4417 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler to get a closer look at all the replacement windows we have available.