Are Energy-Efficient Windows Worth the Switch?

If you’re ready to take on the green initiative, you’re not alone. From recycling to remodeling, homeowners everywhere are looking for ways to make their home more energy efficient. One significant change is piquing the world’s interest: energy-efficient windows. Energy-efficient windows are designed to drastically reduce the amount of energy your home consumes. However, many wonder if this remodel is worth the effort. 

While installing energy-efficient windows may seem like a big commitment, it will surely transform your home. Here’s what you need to know about what energy-efficient windows can do for you and your carbon footprint. 

How Do Energy-Efficient Windows Work?

The technology behind energy-efficient windows is fairly simple. These windows are made with at least two panels of glass. In between the glass panels, an inert gas, like argon, fills the space. Since the gas works better than air to insulate the area, these windows are more effective at sealing heat or cold in the house. That means, come summer or winter, energy-efficient windows can help maintain your home’s temperature without excessive heating or cooling. 

With Bordner Home Solutions, you can get energy-efficient windows designed specifically for your Colorado climate. Our Eco-Last windows are sure to weather even the worst Colorado storms. With kevlar-reinforced meeting rails, antimicrobial weather stripping, and bulb vinyl seals, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another window so equipped for Colorado winters—all while being energy-efficient and eco-friendly. 

Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows 

Though energy-efficient windows are simple, they bring significant benefits to your home. From preserving energy to maximizing the comfort and atmosphere in your home, energy-efficient windows have a lot to offer. 

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, about 30% of a home’s heating energy is lost through its windows—and a startling 76% of sunlight through a standard double-pane window turns into heat in the house. To reduce your home’s carbon footprint, it’s important to find ways to regulate the temperature without excessive energy waste. As energy-efficient windows effectively keep warm or cool air from exiting or entering the house, they reduce the need for constant ventilation.

While many people are intimidated by the up-front investment required by energy-efficient windows, it doesn’t take long to make up the difference. Properly-installed energy-efficient windows can help you save about 12% on your energy bill. Depending on the amount of energy you currently use for excessive heating and cooling, these savings can quickly stack up. 

Regulate Temperature 

Energy-efficient windows don’t just help you conserve energy; they make a difference you can really feel. The added temperature regulation of energy-efficient windows can add to the comfort of any area of your home. Since Bordner’s Eco-Last windows are expertly made with bulb vinyl seals, they offer added temperature regulation to your home. No matter the weather, you can expect that your house will remain at a consistent and steady temperature. No more chilly window seats in the winter or indoor cookouts in the spring. 

Protect from UV Rays

Just as energy-efficient windows keep the house insulated, they also protect the home from UV rays. Over time, UV rays from the sun filter in through the windows and leave a mark on your home. This happens gradually, but can be significant. UV rays can cause wood, cloth, and furniture to lighten and change color. This damage can be serious and noticeable, particularly for antique furniture or older homes. 

Energy-efficient windows block these rays, reducing the UV exposure to the interior of your home. For protection from UV damage, energy-efficient windows are a common go-to. 

Minimize Sound 

Another unexpected pro of energy-efficient windows is sound regulation. Regular windows offer almost no noise protection; they’re the most significant weak point in a home regarding sound. As energy-efficient windows offer additional insulation, they cushion outdoor noise. The extra layer of energy-efficient windows could bolster your soundproofing if your home is near a noisy intersection. 

Go Green with Bordner Home Solutions

Bordner Home Solutions offers effective and professional window installation with high-quality products. Our Eco-Last windows are designed for durability, so they can withstand even the harshest for Colorado weather. As well as being ultra durable, our energy-efficient windows work to make your home as eco-friendly as possible. Most of all, Bordner offers service you can trust. A Colorado-based company with over 30 years of experience, you can trust our local expertise and excellent customer service.  Learn more about energy-efficient window installation with Bordner Home Solutions.


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