Most people perceive a window’s function as necessary for lighting, aesthetics, safety, and ventilation. However, a Florida home window has a vital function rooted in a thermal envelope. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, windows account for up to 25% of the energy loss in the average American home. Energy-efficiency windows are essential for both new and existing homes to keep your home comfortable while saving you money. While there are a handful of benefits associated with energy-efficient windows, the ultimate reason homeowners invest in energy-efficient windows is the substantial amount of financial savings on energy bills. SunBelt Home Solutions offers a range of top-notch energy-efficient window solutions that satisfy your aesthetic and comfort needs and save you money. Read on to find out how energy-efficient windows can save you money.
Better Insulating Properties
Insulating properties are design solutions that make energy-efficient windows save you money. Energy-efficient windows come in various designs, such as dual panes, a Low-E coating, and argon gas, offering better insulation properties that save you money by minimizing heat loss in winter and reducing heat gain in summer. Secondary money saving prevents your home’s interior furniture from long-term exposure to sunshine.
Low-E coating-has insulating capability reflects heat to provide a suitable heat flow for lower energy bills. Besides, the coating reduces the strength of the sun’s UV rays from destroying furniture due to long-term exposure to UV rays.
Dual pane with argon gas-The gas filled between the panes is denser to slow down heat exchange between the interior and exterior of the house, reducing heat loss.
Fortunately, the potential savings of energy-efficient windows is more apparent for homeowners in Sarasota, Ft. Myers, St. Petersburg, and Florida West Coast surroundings, characterized by climatic conditions that require home windows that meet energy performance standards. Energy-efficient windows provide a cost-effective way to make your home cool year-round. Installing an energy-efficient window reduces your energy conditioning cost by eliminating the need for artificial heating and cooling systems and other appliances, contributing to a lower energy cost.
Financial savings from windows can vary depending on the type of window material, each offering distinct energy-efficiency advantage levels. Choosing the suitable material for your home window helps you save money due to low maintenance costs. Aluminum has a high heat conductivity, making window jams prone to rotting. Similarly, wood might be attractive but is often plagued by shrinkage and rot. Unlike the issues inherent with wood or aluminum that subject you to ongoing maintenance costs, vinyl is an energy-efficient window material with low thermal conductivity. Energy-efficient windows built with vinyl materials are durably designed to last long, are StormSafe™ and Hurricane Safe, and cost-save by lowering your maintenance cost.