In a 2019 survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), ENERGY STAR® replacement windows, ENERGY STAR appliances and whole home systems all ranked high in a list of 175 home features that home buyers consider “essential” and “desirable.” There is no doubt that more and more homeowners are making the switch to greener living. However, data shows that the number of people who choose environmentally friendly home products drops by half when asked if they’re willing to pay more.
The road to becoming more energy-efficient can be challenging, but it does offer a plethora of advantages. .
Your heating and cooling system is your home’s biggest energy drains. This means everything and anything you can do to keep your home as sealed and airtight as possible can save you money, including having your windows regularly inspected by a professional. Schedule an appointment at least once a year to make sure your windows are not causing your bills to skyrocket.
All-Natural Light and Air
Make it a point to use your windows to maximize the amount of daylight inside your home. On days when it’s not particularly gloomy, switch off your bulbs and open up your windows. The next time you’re scheduled for a window replacement, consider a layout that allows for a cross breeze in your interiors. This could help cool your home without having to use your HVAC.
Look for the Blue Star
The ENERGY STAR program has made it easier for consumers to spot energy-efficient windows. However, you might find all the performance standards a little bit confusing. Consult with a Renewal by Andersen® professional for recommendations on high-performance window options.
Make your home greener with Renewal by Andersen of Southeastern Mass and Rhode Island, your number one local provider of energy efficient replacement windows, doors and more. Call our representatives at (401) 396-3300 for a no-obligation, in-home window diagnosis and consultation. You could also fill out our online contact form to request a brochure or a free estimate today.