The United States spends 20% of its annual energy consumption for heating and cooling residential buildings. Individually, HVAC costs occupy 25% to 30% of a home’s annual energy use. Energy-efficient window installation has proven to have notable effects in cutting back these numbers within a reasonable margin. Because of this, the demand for “green” windows has spiked in recent years, spurring unprecedented industry growth forecast to increase even more by 2024.
Let our window replacement specialists at Renewal by Andersen® of Connecticut discuss the significance of this trend and how it will affect you as the consumer.
Market Growth Equals More Innovations
The rising demand for an energy-efficient window installation is thanks in no small part to the performance of double-pane Low-E4 glazing. The dual glass layers play a crucial role in improving your home’s ability to transmit heat from the sun, easing the load from your cooling system and, ultimately, saving you money on your energy bills. This trend has given rise to newer types of glazing that are purported to be even more efficient than double-pane replacement windows, including options for triple-pane Low-E4 glass.
Higher Energy Efficiency for Homeowners
Of course, an increase in the use of high-efficiency windows has collectively cut back the country’s energy consumption. On a much smaller scale, this translates to approximately 10% to 15% savings on your annual heating and cooling bill as reported by the Department of Energy. In fact, regardless of the performance ratings of individual windows, simply buying ENERGY STAR® certified products has shown great promise on utility reduction.
Experience the many benefits of a high-efficiency window installation from our professionals at Renewal By Andersen of Connecticut. We are your number one trusted provider of top quality replacement windows and doors. Give us a call at (860) 341-4210 to schedule a free in-home window diagnosis and consultation. You could also fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Connecticut as well as all neighboring communities.