Replacement windows in San Jose, CA will save you money. Many homeowners do not realize just how much money the old windows in their home are costing them because it is not something they generally think about when they are looking at ways to cut down on household expenses.
You may think you cannot afford to have replacement windows installed in your home. But, the reality is that replacement windows are likely to cost you significantly less, now and in the future, than your home’s existing windows are costing you now.
One of the major ways that old windows can cost you a lot of money is that they are the main outlet in your home for heating and cooling loss – up to 40% – in the winter and the summer. As your home loses heating and cooling, your home’s HVAC system has to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home. This translates to much higher energy bills.
Old windows have a lot of wear and tear. They may not be operating properly, which means they do not close all the way. There may be damage to the windows so that they do not sit snuggly in the window frame. This can cause significant air drafts.
The insulation and seal on your old windows may be compromised, which means you are essentially heating and cooling the outdoors just as much as you are trying to heat and cool your home.
All of this costs you money in higher energy use, which results in higher power bills. You probably have not looked at your energy usage and cost on a yearly basis over the past several years, but you should. You will definitely be surprised at how much money you are spending because of the old windows in your home.
When you have replacement windows installed in your home, you are getting a much-needed energy efficiency boost. Not only will your replacement windows be installed, insulated, and sealed properly in their frames, but the windows themselves will make your home more energy-efficient.
There are many additions you can add to further increase the insulating power of your new replacement windows. For example, you can opt for having double-pane or triple-pane glass installed.
Double and triple-pane glass is manufactured with multiple panes of glass, with each pane separated by a layer filled with inert gas. This multilayer approach makes it virtually impossible for outside or inside air to travel through the glass, which will ensure that your home stays cozy all year long.
Another addition you can add to further increase the energy efficiency of your new replacement windows is low emissivity (Low-E) coating. Low-E coating reduces solar heat gain, which means that your home will stay cooler in the summer if you installed Low-E on windows in your home that get more direct exposure to the sun.
Another way that replacement windows will save you money is that they will increase the value of your home and they will enhance your home’s curb appeal. Therefore, if, at some point in the future, you are ready to sell your home, your replacement windows will help you attract more buyers and be able to sell your home for the price you are asking.
Replacement windows save money, today and in the future. If your home has old windows, they are definitely impacting your bottom line in a negative way. Get a more positive bottom line with new replacement windows.
To learn more about replacement windows in San Jose, CA, you can speak with our knowledgeable staff at California Custom Creations.