If your monthly energy bills have you running for the hills, window replacement can help make your Benton Harbor home more efficient while keeping extra money in your pocketbook. Unfortunately, Michigan is the 9th most expensive state in the country in terms of overall energy cost, with homeowners shelling out an average of $325 per month for electricity and gas combined.
While there is no exact monetary guarantee of how low your energy bills will go with new window replacement, replacement windows can help Benton Harbor homeowners save up to $465 per year on their utility bills.
How Can Window Replacement Help You Save Money?
No one wants to be in an endless battle with utility bills month after month. Replacement windows can help you keep your costs low, but it’s important that you keep the following in mind for maximized efficiency:
1.New Windows Reduce Air Infiltration
Air infiltration is the process of unwanted air making its way inside of your home. This is especially a problem during the winter and summer months when you’re trying to keep indoor temperatures under control. Air can enter through your windows at several entry points of your window, including the sash and the sill.
While it’s impossible to eliminate 100% of air infiltration, window replacement will certainly help the cause. High quality windows will reduce the amount of cold or hot air making its way into your home, which keeps those thermostat battles at bay.
2. Expert Installation Reduces Drafts
If you’ve ever sat by a closed window and felt a bit of air blow by, it might not be in your head. Drafty windows are a common occurrence, especially if the windows are old or weren’t properly installed.
New home windows will create an airtight seal while blocking out drafts. However, it’s important to note that even the most efficient windows won’t perform if they are improperly installed. Be sure to turn to a window installation expert to reduce drafts in your home for good.
3. Argon Gas Will Maximize Efficiency
While upgrading with new replacement windows can boost curb appeal and add value to your home, you don’t want to forget about components that are invisible to the naked eye. Energy efficient windows contain argon gas between the panes to help maximize the thermal efficiency of the window.
Denser than air, argon will add an extra barrier that blocks cold or warm exterior air from passing through the gas chambers. This is one of the surefire ways to keep your utility bills low here in Benton Harbor.
Invest in Top-of-the-Line Performance
The performance of your window ultimately boils down to quality and energy saving features. For example, our Anderson 400 Series wood windows and Sunrise vinyl windows are engineered to keep your home comfortable with insulating R-10 capabilities. We’re happy to discuss the ways that our windows will help Benton Harbor homeowners save more money—contact us today for a quote.