Can high-quality windows really lead to a double digit savings in energy costs? Installing quality, energy-efficient windows can lead to significant savings on your energy costs, but the exact amount varies depending on several factors.
Installing energy-efficient windows, such as double or triple-glazed windows with low-E coatings and insulated frames, can greatly reduce heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer. This means less energy is needed for heating and cooling.
If your current windows are old or in poor condition, replacing them with energy-efficient models can lead to more significant savings. Another thing to bear in mind is the fluctuating cost of energy, as this will affect the amount you save. Higher energy prices mean greater savings when you reduce your energy use.
The size and layout of your home also affects your energy usage. Larger, multi-story homes or homes with more windows will see more significant savings from upgrading to energy-efficient windows. The overall energy efficiency of your home, including insulation and air sealing, will also impact your savings. Homes that are well-insulated and sealed will maximize the benefits of energy-efficient windows.
On average, homeowners in the U.S. can save about 12% on their energy bills by installing energy-efficient windows, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. However, this is just an average and individual savings can vary.
Quality windows need quality installation. If you would like to know more about how upgrading your windows can save you money on your home’s energy costs, give us a call at (904) 712-2717 to set up your free estimate. We can help you with impact windows, bay windows, sliding windows, double hung windows, and more.