Can Better Windows Decrease My Power Bill?

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There’s a lot of talk these days about going green and increasing efficiency. Some people want to do it to save the environment. Others like being early adopters of new technology. And then there’s those of us who are really more concerned about decreasing our monthly expenses as much as we possibly can. There’s nothing wrong with that either! Life is expensive and we have a lot taking our money each and every day. It’s smart to make good financial decisions that will save you money – especially if they also help out the environment. We’re here today to share one of these smart financial decisions with you.

 Better Windows
What exactly does “better windows” mean? It can mean a lot of things. We see a lot of homes with older windows that have a lot of issues. Some are hung poorly. Some have leaks and cracks in the seal. Some are broken or have small fissures along the edges. Some are just simply old, meaning they are thin, single paned, discolored, or otherwise flawed. Windows have come a long way in the past few decades. Not only do you have a huge growth in visual selection, but there are also a variety of different types of glass, panes, sashes, and more.
If you are particularly smitten with a specific style of window, it might be the right time to upgrade to a more beautiful set. Mountain States Windows & Siding can offer new styles of windows and exterior treatments that will amaze you. New windows can completely change the appearance of your house.

 

Energy Efficient
Did you know that new windows are not only more beautiful and stylish, but also more energy efficient? The windows you purchase today are considerably more energy efficient than the old windows in your home. New windows use a higher quality glass, and you also have more options for energy efficiency. Multi-pane windows can block out extreme temperature and weather, as well as sound to keep your home more serene.
If your home has a lot of windows or you live in a climate with extreme temperatures (such as Utah’s hot summers and cold winters) you can opt for windows with films and linings which reflect the sun’s rays and insulate your home much better. How does this affect your power bill? Your AC unit is working hard every day to keep your home at your chosen temperature, and if your windows are letting in heat or seeping cold air then you are paying more for your AC unit to work harder. New energy efficient windows allow your home to maintain a more moderate temperature, and you’ll see your power bill stabilize and decrease. Not to mention you’re saving the environment and all that.

If you’re in the market for new windows or you suspect that poor window insulation is causing your power bill to raise unnecessarily – give us a call today.

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