There are few home improvement projects that can significantly reduce your carbon footprint more than installing high-performance, energy-efficient replacement windows. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, it is estimated that about 30% of your heating and cooling costs can be attributed to old, drafty windows.
As mentioned above, your energy savings can be significant if you choose green windows. You can even take it a step further by making use of green design principles, such as passive ventilation, thermal mass and solar heating, to further reduce your energy consumption.
One question that homeowners often ask window replacement companies is how much it’s all going to cost. While it’s true that you will likely spend more money on the most efficient windows available, your new windows can help you save money over time so that you can recoup your initial investment.
The installation costs will also remain the same whether you choose energy-efficient windows or not, so you might as well get the best ones you can afford. It is also worth mentioning that the most energy-efficient windows in the market right now are also the most attractive. With these, not only are you making an investment in higher efficiency, but also in improving the overall appearance of your home. You’ll also use less energy, reducing your carbon footprint.
At Renewal by Andersen®, we take pride in offering replacement windows that are made of our exclusive Fibrex® frames. It is more efficient than vinyl or wood, so you can stop temperature gain and loss regardless of how hot or cold the weather gets.
About 40% of the raw material by weight used to make Fibrex windows is reclaimed wood fiber, making them the best choice from an aesthetic and environmental standpoint. It also offers superior thermal insulating properties and is very easy to install and maintain.
To learn more about our energy-efficient Fibrex replacement windows, give Renewal by Andersen Midwest a call at (866) 609-5033 to schedule a free consultation. You may also fill out our contact form to request a quick estimate.