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New windows: a fresh start to summer and beyond

Washington Energy | 05/05/2016 | Posted in Windows, Home energy audit

Sunny times are here again. Let the sun pour into your home through new, energy-efficient windows. Check out these benefits to installing new windows before summer hits in full force.

Save on energy costs.

This is perhaps the most impactful benefit of installing new windows. According to ENERGY STAR, you can save between $101–$583 a year when you replace your single-pane windows with a more energy efficient solution. If you have leaky, aluminum, or single-pane windows, your home loses energy year-round. In the winter, inefficient windows allow cold air to seep in and warm air to escape. In the summer, the opposite occurs. Either way, you’re losing valuable energy, and of course, money.

Energy efficient windows from WES are ENERGY STAR rated, so you’ll know there’s no better defense against energy loss.

Get comfortable.

We’ve already mentioned the downside of air leakage and lack of insulation in terms of energy and money loss. But let’s talk comfort. Your home should be a refuge from the cold and a shelter from the beating sun. In both situations, inefficient windows make your home less comfortable than it could be. If there’s one place in the world where you should be able to relax and stay comfortable, it’s your home.

Keep your valuables vibrant.

Low emissivity (or Low-E) windows have a super thin metallic layer that is applied to the third surface of a double-paned insulated glass unit (IGU). It allows light to pass through (light is short waved), but reflects longer wave heat energy. Not only does this coating keep heat on the right side of the window (inside in the winter, outside in the summer), it reduces UV damage to your carpet, furniture, and floors. So not only will your windows look great, everything else will, too.

Now is a great time to work with WES for your window replacement. Through May 31 2016, enjoy 15% off windows from the industry’s most trusted brands. Not sure if your windows are due to be replaced? Check out our past blog post that lists telltale signs that it’s time to replace your windows.

New windows can help you have a cooler, brighter, and more comfortable summer. And with the cost savings from WES and on your energy bill, you’ll finally have an excuse to extend that summer vacation you’ve been planning.

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