Whether you are on vacation or at work, you will find your way home eventually. Many people consider their homes to be sanctuaries that provide them peace and comfort. Many people also consider their homes to be significant investments because that is where they spend most of their time. Some of the critical structural features of any home are the windows and doors, and it is essential to ensure that your windows and doors are energy-efficient, for the following reasons:
Energy efficient doors and windows play crucial roles in eliminating cold and hot spots in your home, as they create a barrier that prevents the summer heat and winter cold from getting into your home. With energy efficient doors and windows, you won’t have to avoid those specific spots in your house that feel at least 10 degrees hotter in the summer, and 10 degrees cooler in the winter
Energy efficient windows and doors are better for the environment. With increased sensitization to the effects of global warming and climate change, many people are taking steps to reduce the carbon footprint in their homes.
One of the most efficient ways to reduce your home’s carbon footprint is installing energy efficient windows and doors. Some homeowners do not realize just how much energy their homes lose through doors and windows. Energy efficient doors and windows help to maintain temperatures in your home due to their excellent thermal reflection properties, thereby using less fossil fuel-powered energy to keep your home at the desired temperature, and thus making your home more environmentally friendly.
Because your HVAC is not working as hard to keep your home at the desired temperature and thereby consuming less energy, energy efficient doors and windows can help you make significant savings on your electricity bills. Experts estimate that you could experience such savings ranging from 11 to 24%.
Also, many states and municipalities are offering tax incentives for upgrading to energy efficient doors and windows. The tax credits may equal up to a third of the property cost and up to $1500. This is a considerable incentive for those considering installing energy efficient windows and doors.
Energy efficient doors and windows feature a special coating that blocks the sun’s UV rays. Ultraviolet rays can damage items in your home including furniture, pictures and other décor, carpets, rugs, and wood floors. However, energy efficient doors and windows can block out up to 98%of UV rays, which helps to prevent your furnishings and flooring from fading or even deteriorating.
One of the most notable properties of energy efficient windows and doors is their excellent soundproofing. These structural components are incredibly useful in blocking out external elements, including noise. This is a considerable benefit, especially in communities with houses built close to each other, or houses built next to railroad tracks or busy highways.
Energy efficient doors and windows help to reduce condensation buildup by minimizing energy transfer. This is especially important for people with asthma and other allergies, as it reduces the chances of mold. Besides, eco-friendly windows and doors often have minimal to no dirt and water buildup due to their UV resistant coating. This translates to minimal maintenance such as window cleaning and dusting.
Increased Property Value
One of the factors that homebuyers consider when purchasing property is energy efficiency. If you are thinking of selling your property in the future at a profit, you might want to consider installing energy efficient doors and windows.
If you’re still uncertain as to the potential benefits of installing energy efficient windows and doors, or you’re interested in getting them installed in your home, give us a call! We would love to answer any questions you may have, and find you the right windows and doors for your home.