Some of the hottest months of summer are upon us. If you’re like many San Diego residents, especially those who live farther inland, you are probably running your cooling system more often during the day in order to stay comfortable indoors. As a result, your energy bill goes up. But what if it didn’t have to be this way?
Old single pane windows are notorious for letting in unwanted heat, and since windows typically make up about 15-20 percent of the surface area of a home’s walls, having inefficient windows can dramatically affect the comfort level of your home.
According to Dr. Sarma Pisupati, Professor at Penn State University, “Windows… gain more heat in summer than any other surface in the home.” Not your roof, and not your walls—your windows. Dr. Pisupati continues, “… the energy used to offset unwanted heat losses and gains through windows in residential and commercial buildings cost the United States $20 billion (one-fourth of all the energy used for space heating and cooling).” And that’s just in one year! The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that “Heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use.”
Imagine all of the energy (and money) that could be saved if everyone with old and inefficient single pane windows would replace those windows with energy-efficient dual pane windows.
Window technology has come a long way just in the last couple of decades, so if your home is older than that, you might want to take a look at replacing your windows. Things like vinyl frames, low-emissivity coatings (usually called low-e coatings), gas fills, and warm edge spacers have made windows more energy efficient than ever.
If the terms we just mentioned above are foreign to you, that’s OK! We are experts in replacement windows so you don’t have to be. Our team at BM Windows can help you choose the right replacement windows with the features you need for your specific San Diego home. We will explain your options to you in terms you can understand and help you select the best products that will fit within your budget.
Don’t go another full summer in your San Diego home with old, inefficient windows. Let us help make your home more comfortable and more energy efficient with new replacement windows. As an added bonus, replacement windows will also give your home a fresh new look and will increase your home’s value.
We’d love to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with in your San Diego home. We promise we won’t try to pressure you into buying anything if you’re not ready yet. We just want to give you a chance to have all of your questions answered about replacement windows and learn more about their benefits. Contact us today to make an appointment.