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The Truth About Energy-Efficient Windows

The Truth About Energy-Efficient Windows

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You've probably heard about energy efficient windows. They're all the rage, but you may be wondering why. Isn't a window just a window?

Energy-efficient windows in Dallas have a lot to offer homeowners. Here are a few truths about energy efficient windows that you may not have realized.

Lower Energy Bills

One of the most convincing reasons to replace your windows with an energy efficient option is to save money on your energy bills.

Unlike traditional windows, energy efficient windows are able to eliminate the passage of air between the indoors and outdoors. That means you won't end up heating the outdoors in the winter or cooling the outdoors in the summer.

Energy efficient windows do this with:

  • Glass coatings: Low-E glass can block the rays of the sun, thermally insulating your home.
  • Multiple panes: With two or three panes of glass, you create a cushion of air that further insulates your interior spaces.
  • Foam insulation: Foam is used to insulate the space around the windows, preventing the escape of air around the frame.

Protection From UV Rays

Dallas replacement windows with energy efficient features can help you save money on your utility bills, but they can help you save money in other ways too.UV rays are very harmful to the skin, but they can be harmful to other things as well. When exposed to harsh sunlight, furniture, carpets, and artwork can all fade. That means you may end up having to replace that rug sooner than you'd like.

Energy efficient windows can block up to 97 percent of UV rays. That will keep your family's skin healthy, but it will also preserve the interior accessories in your home.

More Comfortable Interior Spaces

Saving money is a compelling reason to install energy efficient windows, but it shouldn't be the only reason why you make the switch. Ultimately, you should make the switch because they will make your home more comfortable.

You'll enjoy a warmer space in the winter and a cooler space in the summer without spending an unreasonable amount of time adjusting your thermostat. Sitting by the windows will be more comfortable too, since you will no longer have to deal with drafts.

Of course, energy efficient windows are only as good as their installation. That's why it's important to seek help from a professional Texas window installation company.

At Expo Home Improvement, we focus on providing quick and efficient installations. To learn more about how we can transform your home with energy efficient windows, give us a call for a free estimate today!