One of the most valuable features of Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey windows is their high-energy performance. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey windows are manufactured to perform optimally for many years – saving you money on both energy and replacement.
This week we thought those of you researching replacement window options might enjoy learning more about the features we build into our windows that improve energy efficiency and give you greater control over your energy consumption year-after-year.
Let us know if you have questions. Our professional window consultants are always happy to share information about our high performance glass and frame options for your New Jersey home.
Saving Money With Energy Star Certified Windows
Homeowners can save up to 15% on utility costs by installing Energy Star certified windows. Even a modest home costs New Jersey residents about $200 a month in utility bills – that means you probably spend at least $2,400 a year in energy costs. Saving 15% would free up a minimum of $360 in the family budget.
While other companies don’t always post their energy efficiency ratings, we’re more than happy to publish ours. You can read more about our energy ratings and four other ways that our replacement windows save New Jersey homeowners money in our article titled 5 Types of Savings You Can Expect with Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey Replacement Windows.
Boosting Energy Savings with Replacement Patio Doors
Aging, sticking, sagging patio doors cost homeowners more than they might think. If your doors stick and drag when you try to open and close them, they’re most likely allowing hot air to pour into your home and cool air to escape. During our hot humid summers, you need airtight windows and doors to keep the cool air inside and the hot air out.
Replacing inefficient doors is just as important as replacing windows. Our Renewal by Andersen patio doors are guaranteed to “banish the draft dodger” and give you years of dependable service – no tugging or pushing required. Learn more about our patio door styles and the myriad ways they help you create inviting indoor spaces while lowering your energy consumption with this article on replacement patio door styles.
Understanding Replacement Window Ratings and Industry Jargon
Ratings can be confusing. You have to understand various rating systems, acronyms and metrics in order to accurately compare replacement windows on the market. The formula for rating windows includes variables like framing material, glass type and insulating factors. A few months ago, we posted an article about the different measurements to help homeowners get a clearer picture of how organizations determine window performance.
Click on the following link to read the article that explains industry ratings and how Renewal by Andersen replacement windows compare to other window manufacturers .
Replacing Windows and Doors: Planning a Staged Installation
Sometimes the budget won’t allow for replacing all of your windows and doors at one time. Deciding which windows to replace first depends on your existing windows, your floor plan and your overall remodeling goals.
There isn’t one answer for every home. Naturally, you’ll want to replace damaged or broken windows first – air and moisture flow through a hole easier than a small gap. In our post Should You Replace Your New Jersey Home’s Doors or Windows First? we discuss why replacing windows first is often more beneficial than replacing doors – provided you can replace all of them at one time. Since patio doors typically only affect the climate in one or two rooms and most homes have at least one window in every room, windows have the potential to reduce your utility bills more than replacing a couple of entrance doors.
Measuring Overall Savings
Saving money is near the top of the list for many New Jersey homeowners. Energy-efficient windows help you save money month after month. When you compare the cost of replacement windows against the value, you have to go beyond just looking at saving $360 a year on utility bills. There are many other considerations like aesthetics, comfort and your lifestyle. Measuring value is complex and personal.
One of the main reasons homeowners choose to upgrade their existing windows is climate control. But creating a more inviting curb appeal and controlling the natural light that comes into your home are also important. Savings comes in many forms, as we discussed in our post comparing the cost versus value of replacement windows that talks about measuring your return on investment.
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey Replacement Window Specialist Have Answers to Your Questions
We hope this article gives you some insight into how energy-efficient replacement windows save you money and create a comfortable home. We know you might have more questions about replacing windows in your home. Just fill in the form on the page or give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 to schedule a free in-home inspection.