Image of a sunny living space with energy-efficient windows.

 Energy efficient windows can help cut utility costs.

Getting new windows is a long-term investment. Luckily, if you have older, single-pane units, upgrading to newer, energy-efficient windows can actually save you money on your heating and cooling bill while boosting the value of your home.

Did you know that by installing Energy Star® certified windows you can save anywhere from $250-500 a year, per window, in utility costs? Those are significant savings, and though they won’t cover the entire cost of the upgrade, they are an appealing compensating factor. Dualpane or tripane windows with argon gas help insulate your home and cut down on air leaks. This means you don’t have to run your AC or furnace at full-tilt to keep your living space at a comfortable, year-round temperature.

Comfort engineering options, such as installing the correct Low-E glazing option for each window with consideration to the direction they are facing, can help further reduce your energy bill. For example, if you have large, south-facing windows, they may be causing excess heat gain in your home during warmer months. Installing Low-E 272 glass coating, which helps deflect UV rays, may be a more cost-effective option than cranking the AC to keep your home cool.

A illustration showing the effects of weather on Energy Efficient windows.

Low-E glass reducing heat gain by deflecting uv rays.

New windows also increase the curb appeal—the perceived value as seen from the “curb,” or street view—of your home. With the amount of design options available through JELD-WEN, such as simulated divided lites, aluminum cladding, brickmould and a variety of colours to choose from, it’s easy to choose an energy efficient option that also upgrades the appearance of your home.

To learn about our wide selection of cost-saving products, visit our website at http://en.jeld-wen.ca/