Replacement Windows and Energy Savings in Mankato, Minnesota
Windows are one of the most crucial parts of our homes, and rightfully so – they deliver numerous bonuses for us – natural light, ventilation, protection from the weather, and the list goes on and on. On the contrary, if they are old windows they can also be one of the culprits in wasted energy costs. Why let those old windows make you pay more for heating and cooling when replacement windows can provide you with improved comfort and a spectacular new view?
There are steps we can take as homeowners to lessen the impact that windows have on our energy bills. And luckily, developments in window technology have left us higher efficiency windows that help everyone out as well.
When the weather in Mankato gets to its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your heating and cooling systems are working hard to keep your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it may be time to think about replacement windows that can help ensure your comfort and lower your monthly energy bills.
So what can you do?
- Hunt for replacement windows
that are ENERGY STAR®-certified
- Use curtains and
shades to help keep the heat out in the summer and keep the warmth in during
- If you have single-pane windows, buy replacement
windows that are double-pane or triple-pane to help guard
- Research Low Emissivity (Low E) coatings, as they help reflect outside heat in the summer and keep heat in during the winter
While it may be an investment to purchase replacement windows, the benefits of upgrading to take advantage of energy-saving technology is well worth it. Not only can it increase your home’s overall energy efficiency, it increases comfort, a refreshed style and improved functionality for your home.At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a number of replacement window options to meet the needs of both your style and your budget. Stop by our showroom in Mankato, call us at 507-625-6933 or arrange an appointment with us through our online scheduler to get an up-close look at all the replacement windows we have available.