With the rising costs of energy, more homeowners are shifting to a “greener” lifestyle. This can be done in various ways, from investing in energy-efficient appliances, recycling more and even by investing in window replacement.
Going Green With New Windows
Old windows can lead to air leakage and poor ventilation. This can eventually cause a spike in your monthly cooling and heating costs. If your current windows are old and worn down, replacing them with energy-efficient units can help increase your home’s energy efficiency by 30% or more. This helps reduce your home’s carbon footprint while saving you money on energy bills at the same time.
Components of “Green” Windows
When you’re looking for windows that can help you go green, there are a few components that you should look for. For starters, if you have single pane windows, consider making the switch to double or even triple pane as they can help reduce your heating costs significantly, improving your home’s energy efficiency even further. Low-emissivity glass coatings can help make your home more comfortable by preventing heat loss in the winter season and reducing the amount of heat that enters your home during the summer.
Finally, if you’re looking for a window that was manufactured with eco-friendly methods, then consider our Fibrex® windows. Fibrex windows are stronger and lower maintenance than alternatives, and they also provide superior insulation for a more comfortable interior.
Planning to install replacement windows in your home? Simply turn to Renewal by Andersen of Portland. Give us a call at (503) 912-2668 or fill out our contact form to get a quote. We serve homeowners in Salem, Portland, Lake Oswego and other nearby areas in the state of Oregon.