Let’s start off with a pop quiz. Which uses more energy: a house or a car?
Answer: A house.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, an average American home consumes significantly more energy than the average car. It accounts for more carbon emissions as well. Surprising, isn’t it? And quite alarming, if we say so ourselves.
Fortunately, there are several ways to lessen energy consumption inside the home. From your experts in installation of windows in Spokane comes this surefire method: installing good quality replacement windows.
Lowering Utility Bills
Inefficient windows account for a good percentage of your energy spending. In summer, for example, cooled air escapes from inside the home through gaps, cracks, and other defects on your current units. Poor quality window glazing also lets in solar heat from the outdoors.
In both instances, indoor temperatures can rise to uncomfortable levels. When this happens, you may think of increasing the work of your AC system. Doing so will likely increase your utility bills as well, so we advise against it. Instead, you need to install windows that use better-quality materials.
We recommend the innovative units from Renewal by Andersen®. Their replacement windows use High-Performance™ glass packages with special low-emissivity coatings that reduce solar heat transfer through the unit. These ENERGY STAR®-rated windows can reduce up to 25% of your energy bills.
Improving Air Quality
Windows are not only important in regulating interior climates, but in managing air quality as well. Toxins from poorly constructed windows can disperse in the air through evaporation. You can avoid putting your health at risk when you choose replacement windows responsibly. Having good quality windows in your home ensures that you breathe in fresh, toxin-free air day in and day out.
Renewal by Andersen replacement units meet the indoor air emission standard set by the Scientific Certification Systems. We’re talking about the strictest standards in the country today. These windows also feature Fibrex®, a composite framing material with the insulating properties of wood.
Fibrex plus High-Performance glass is Renewal by Andersen’s recipe for maximum energy efficiency. According to Green Seal, the US would save up to 2.5% of its annual energy spending if all windows were as efficient as those made by Renewal by Andersen. That translates to roughly 200 gallons of oil per American household. Impressive, isn’t it?
Making more parts of your home more energy-efficient shouldn’t be that difficult. Renewal by Andersen of Spokane can help. Our double-hung, picture, casement, sliding, bow, bay, and specialty windows in Spokane can help you take back control of your comfort and wallet.
Talk to us at 509-410-4288 to learn more. You may also schedule a free in-home consultation with our window experts.