Replacement Windows, Window Treatments, and Energy Efficiency
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), windows account for 25-40% of your annual heating and cooling costs. As we have mentioned before, Energy Star® qualified replacement windows can save you as much as 15% annually on your household energy bills. That’s step one. But new windows are just a part of the overall energy efficiency puzzle. In order to truly maximize energy efficiency, you must also choose the right window treatments.
As sunlight creeps through your windows – even energy efficient windows – it begins to increase the internal temperature of your home. As this happens, your air conditioner needs to work even harder to achieve your desired thermostat settings. The end result: high energy bills. Yikes! Fortunately, the right window treatments can help. Honeycomb shades, for example, have a Summer Shading Coefficient” of 0.35-0.45. This means that they will reduce heat by 55-65%. When you add draperies, you can reduce heat gain by an additional 33%, according to Energy.gov. Of course, it all starts with the right windows.
Energy Efficient JELD-WEN Windows
JELD-WEN is one of the leading manufacturers of energy efficient windows. These windows feature an insulating glass unit of two or three panes, as well as energy efficient coatings. Once these advanced windows are fitted perfectly into the window space, the transfer of heat and cold out of the home becomes regulated, improving energy efficiency.
Investing in energy efficient JELD-WEN windows will not only help improve energy efficiency, but also curb appeal and home value. That’s what we like to call a win-win!
JELD-WEN Windows from Architectural Window Supply
Architectural Window Supply is an official dealer for such leading brand names of upscale windows as, Norwood, Belisle, and, of course, JELD-WEN. For the past 20 years, Architectural Window Supply has been the go-to choice for homeowners, builders, and architects who need personalized, knowledgeable service. When you come to us for information and guidance, we’ll make sure you get what you need.
If you have any questions about Energy Efficient Windows, or wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact Architectural Window Supply by calling 410-266-5254 or visit our website! You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!