New window technology offers increased comfort and energy benefits, giving Pennsylvania homeowners many options in the window market. Energy-efficient windows are specifically designed to control heat gain and loss, maximize natural lighting, minimize air leakage and reduce the formation of condensation. These features result in significant savings, too. ENERGY STAR®, a joint venture between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, estimates that replacing single-pane windows with qualified double-pane windows can save homeowners in the Middle Atlantic region an average of $424 each year.
How Much Heat is Really Lost?
What lets in fresh air and light may also be letting heat escape in the winter or unnecessarily heating up your home in the summer. It’s a no-brainer that switching to energy-efficient windows will keep your home more comfortable, but many homeowners are unaware that heat lost through your windows accounts for up to 25% of your heating bill.
Get Ready for Winter Now
For maximum benefits, look for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) label to help you understand how a window will perform. A window with the NRFC label displays the following measurements:
- U-factor, which measures how effectively a window can prevent the escape of heat and tells you how well the product insulates. The lower the U-factor, the better a window’s insulating properties. This is the most important consideration for residents of cold climates.
- Solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), which measures the amount of solar radiation that can pass through a window. This measurement is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The lower a window’s SHGC, the less solar heat it transmits.
Start enjoying benefits immediately when you install Pennsylvania replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen® of Northeast PA. Our high-quality, durable windows meet or exceed ENERGY STAR efficiency performance criteria for decades of indoor comfort, low maintenance and efficiency. Call (610) 355-4055 today!