If you are on the brink of installing new windows then you likely have many questions. Many of those questions likely revolve around energy efficiency. The best way to get answers to your specific questions is to contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200. In the meantime, you can read on to learn answers to some of the most common questions we get regarding energy efficiency.
What is the Most Important Thing to Know About Energy-Efficient Windows?
The most important thing we want people to know is that replacing your windows with energy-efficient options does more than lower your utility bills – it provides a wide range of other advantages. For example, it makes your home more comfortable and can balance your temperature throughout your home.
There are programs out there that certify products as energy efficient so that you do not have to simply take the window manufacturer’s word for it. For example, the National Fenestration Rating Council will have an NFRC rating. ENERGY STAR also rates windows efficiencies. These ratings help prevent you from having to learn the specifics of U-factors, solar heat gain coefficients, and other factors that can affect how energy efficient a window is.
Instead, you can compare the ratings. If you are not sure what they mean and how much of a difference there may be between two ratings, feel free to ask our friendly associates when you visit us or call Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 to learn more.
Can I Get a Tax Credit if I Install Energy-Saving Windows?
It depends. These tax credits and various government rebates are constantly changing. If you want to know it is best to either talk to an account or check the government’s website. Energy Star also generally has information on the latest options and how to apply for them. While a tax credit is a nice bonus, remember that your windows will save money simply by using less energy.
How Much of a Difference Should I Expect with New Windows?
According to some surveys, 20% of energy loss in a home goes out the windows. If you replace windows that are not sealed well and are single- or double-pane with well-installed triple-pane windows, you can imagine that you would see a significant difference. Some homeowners find that their new windows pay for themselves in lower energy bills within a few years.
How Can I Get Energy Efficient Windows?
Call Progressive Insulation & Windows or stop by our business. We are happy to help answer your questions about any window and door needs you have, whether it’s about installation, insulation, or energy efficiency. Call us now at (800) 500-6200 to get started.