One of your choices for Sunnyvale, CA windows replacement is Energy Star windows. The Energy Star program is dedicated to providing home and business products that meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) criteria for energy efficiency. Energy Star replacement windows have many other benefits in addition to making your home more energy-efficient and saving you money on energy costs.
One benefit of using Energy Star windows replacement is that you will have year-round comfort in your home. During cold weather, the interior glass of Energy Star windows replacements retains heat, so that your house stays warmer. During hot weather, Energy Star replacement windows are designed to let the maximum amount of light in, while deflecting the heat of the summer sun, keeping your home cooler.
Direct sunlight will, over time, cause curtains, furniture, carpet, and wood floors to discolor or fade. A third benefit of Energy Star replacement windows is that they have a special protective coating that essential provides a sunscreen for your home by reducing the amount of ultraviolet light that comes in without diminishing the amount of visible light. This feature can reduce long-term discoloring or fading of wood floors, furniture, curtains and carpet by up to 75%.
Another benefit of Energy Star windows replacement is that they can make your home more soundproof because they are very effectively in sealing out anything on this exterior of the house. Therefore, you are less likely to hear the loud noise of people outside, emergency vehicles, trains, and heavy traffic. If you live in a modern home community, this is especially helpful since houses and neighbors are typically very close together.
A fifth benefit of Energy Star windows replacement is reduced maintenance. Condensation builds up less rapidly, so the risk of mold is much lower than with traditional windows. Additionally, the protective coating on Energy Star replacement windows reduces dirt buildup, which means that they don’t have to be cleaned as often.
Our planet is affected by the carbon footprint that each of us leaves on it during our lifetimes. Each of us has a carbon footprint that is measured by how much carbon dioxide (CO2) each of us emits from our activities. This can include driving a car, using power, flying in an airplane, and the manufacturing and distribution activities related to products we purchase and use. A single carbon footprint is measured annually in pounds, for us as individuals, and tons for entities that leave a much larger carbon footprint because of their activities. Much of the climate changes we are now experiencing are directly attributable to higher and continuing-to-rise CO2 emissions.
The power we use in our homes represents approximately 25% of our individual carbon footprints, but the benefit of Energy Star windows replacement is that it will help to reduce the carbon footprint that home energy use represents in our personal lives.
If you would like to get more information about Sunnyvale, CA windows replacement, you can speak with our experienced staff at California Custom Creations. You can call us at (408) 316-6293 to set up an appointment for a free in-home consultation.