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Energy efficiency fact: A single pane of glass can lose almost ten times as much heat as the same area of an insulated wall. It is worth taking some simple steps to reduce heat loss through your windows to make your home more comfortable and reduce your heating costs.

Energy efficient windows are an important consideration for both new and existing homes. Heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use. If you are selecting windows for new construction or to replace existing windows, it’s important to choose the most efficient windows you can afford that work best in your climate. If your existing windows are in good condition, taking steps to reduce the energy loss through windows can make your home more comfortable and save you money on energy bills. You have two broad options if you hope to reduce the amount of energy lost through your windows and improve the comfort of your home:

  • Update your existing windows to improve efficiency.
  • Replace your windows.

 

Option 1: Update Existing Windows to Improve Efficiency

If your windows are in good condition, taking steps to improve their efficiency may be the most cost-effective option to increase the comfort of your home and save money on energy costs. There are a couple things you can do to improve the efficiency of your existing windows:

  • Check existing windows for air leaks.
  • Caulk and weatherstrip.

 

Option 2: Replace Your Windows

If you decide to replace your windows, there are a few decisions about the type of windows you want and the type of replacement you will make. Some of the features include frame type, gas fills and spacers, and operation types.

    • Energy Efficiency
    • The glass you choose for the outside of your home can boost the quality of life within its walls. For that reason, we offer an extensive selection of glass types including insulating glass, laminated glass, and laminated insulating glass. These options contribute to decreased indoor energy usage, as well as lower heating and cooling costs.

    • ENERGY STAR®
    • Windows can do much more than beautify. They can also lower your energy bills. From the quality materials we use in frames to the double-pane insulating glass used in assembly, many of our windows and doors are your home’s best barrier against wasted energy. Many of our products offer multiple opportunities to achieve ENERGY STAR® ratings to improve energy performance even further.

 

Call Tropical Window for your Repairs or Replacements

Tropical Window is here to help. If you any questions on which windows to select, or features that are available, please call 352-795-4226. A member of our staff will be happy to speak with you. You can also come in to visit our showroom and talk to our staff in person at 1731 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34448.

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