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Energy Efficient Windows: Comparing the Benefits

Written by Jeff  |  Published on October 18, 2016

With winter just around the corner, it is important now more than ever to install energy efficient windows in your home. As the summer heat transitions into cooler fall weather, TrueSon has the capability to replace your windows while remaining energy-efficient. Installers are usually booked in the spring and summer, so taking advantage of a fall installation could give you a shorter wait time.

Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows

Energy efficient windows have come a long way in recent years, and they can now reflect more solar energy while remaining clear and inviting in daylight. The best energy efficient windows can yield up to 43 percent savings during summer months by keeping cool air in. Plus, those savings translate into the winter months by trapping heat inside your home.

Aside from savings on the utility bill, energy efficient windows can reduce frost and condensation on your windows, optimize  light and view without increasing the temperature, reduce the fading of fabrics and paint and improve the overall comfort of your home.

Most windows are made of aluminum, vinyl or wood. Although each material is energy efficient, they each have different pros and cons. If you’re trying to decide between the type of energy efficient windows you want, consider these differences:

Vinyl windows. Vinyl windows are great because they’re low-cost and low-maintenance. They are basically scratch-free, can be cleaned with soap and water and they last longer than other windows. The only downside of to vinyl windows is  they cannot be painted, so they will have to be replaced if you paint your home.

Aluminum windows. Aluminum windows are especially known for reducing carbon footprints. The recyclability of aluminum makes it one of the most environmentally friendly types of window. They can also be painted, unlike vinyl, which makes them more versatile. However, aluminum windows are not the most  energy efficient option and do not yield the same savings.

Wooden windows. Wooden windows are known to look better than vinyl or aluminum and can be painted to maintain their elegant look. These windows will also increase the value of a home more than any other material. Unfortunately, wood windows cost up to twice as much as vinyl or aluminum. They will also need to be sanded and painted periodically to look their best.

No matter what type of window you choose for your home, installing energy efficient windows is going to improve your savings and level of comfort. Let TrueSon use our professional techniques and window installation expertise to install perfect windows for your home.
Contact us today for a free estimate on your upcoming window project, or call 573-442-7292 with any questions you may have about what windows are best for your home. We look forward to improving your home and making your dreams come to life!

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