Here in Kansas City we enjoyed an unusually warm winter this year, and so far spring has been pretty balmy, as well. The bad news is that if this trend continues, we may be in for a scorcher of a summer. So there’s probably no better time than the present for a new window installation to help keep you cool this summer—not to mention help you save on your energy bills when the mercury starts to climb outside!
Spring is a great time for a new window installation anyway, because it’s between major weather systems. Winter is over and the summer heat hasn’t fully set in yet, so temperatures tend to be mild. April showers may also remind you that your old windows may not seal as well as they could, so this might be a perfect time to start a new window installation project in your home, especially if you were already thinking of replacing older, less efficient windows anyway.
New window installation is particularly recommended if your windows are already 10 or 15 years old. Older windows not only wear out over time, but they also weren’t made with today’s energy-efficient materials and techniques in the first place. That means that by replacing old windows with modern energy-efficient windows, you can save anywhere from 12% to 35% every year on your cooling costs, according to data from the U.S. Department of Energy. Of course, in order to realize those savings, you’ve got to invest in the right windows, and that means energy-efficient windows that are designed to provide a thermal shield to keep hot air out and cold air in.
If last summer—or this winter—saw you shaking your head at climbing energy costs, then it’s possible that you’re losing a lot of that money through your windows. When heat floods in through your windows during the hot summer months, or escapes out of them during the cold winter nights, it means that your HVAC system has to work that much harder to keep you and your family comfortable. That not only reflects on your utility bill each month, but also puts a strain on your air conditioner, which may lead to expensive repairs or replacement costs. A new window installation could be just the solution your family needs to keep your cool this summer without breaking the bank.
When it comes time to install energy-efficient replacement windows, you have a lot of choices at your disposal. The experts at Energy Pro Windows and Siding can help you find the styles, colors, and types of windows that fit your budget. Plus, Energy Pro is the only place where you can get our Signature Series replacement windows, which are constructed of multiple layers of thermal glass and designed specifically to withstand the most extreme temperatures that the Kansas City area has to offer. If you want to learn more about energy-efficient windows or schedule a new window installation, contact Energy Pro Windows and Siding today!