As Floridians, we likely all understand the common struggles of keeping our home cool and comfortable through the hot summer months. The air conditioning runs all the time, day and night. A great solution to help minimize your home’s energy consumption and utility bills is by installing energy-efficient replacement windows in your home from HomeRite Windows and Doors.

Did You Know: A 2022 survey from Remodeling Magazine found that replacement vinyl windows have a 67.5% return on investment in the south Atlantic regions. Whether you want to put your home on the market in the near future or you plan to stay where you are, replacement windows are worth the cost.

What Makes a Window Energy Efficient?

Today’s windows are more energy-efficient due to a combination of advanced materials and improved technologies, including:
A quality window frame – The foundation of a window is its frame. The differences in certain framing materials can have an impact on their ability to retain energy. Vinyl windows are one of the best choices for the climate in Northeast Florida.
Multiple panes of glass – New windows have options for double- or triple-paned glass. A warm edge spacer is another small component that seals off the air cavity between the panes of glass to improve the window’s thermal performance.
UV protection – Want to control solar gain from sun exposure? Consider selecting replacement windows with extra high-efficiency forms of Low-E coating or Argon gas. They’ll cut more of the damaging rays and intense heat from the sun while still filling your spaces with light.
Weatherstripping – This material runs along the edges of the window to create a tight seal and keep air from passing in or out when the window is closed. There are various types of weatherstripping including foam-filled gasket, spring-metal strips, pressure-sensitive felt, and more.
Proper installation – Even the most energy-efficient windows will be made less efficient if they are installed incorrectly. Proper Installation by a Florida windows expert will ensure it meets Florida Building Code and will provide the highest performance.

The Benefits of ENERGY STAR Certified Windows

When buying new, energy-efficient windows for your home, look for products that have the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that promotes energy-saving products, including windows. The products are all tested to strict standards and those that meet a certain threshold are then approved to be ENERGY STAR certified. HomeRite Windows and Doors is proud to offer our customers a wide selection of ENERGY STAR certified replacement windows.

Why Should You Replace Old Windows?

There comes a time when upgrades and repairs can only do so much to save your windows. It’s actually better not to wait until your windows have degraded to get them replaced. Installing replacement windows is one of the best ways a homeowner can improve their energy efficiency and lower their energy bills.

Ready for Windows That Will Reduce Your Energy Bills?

Investing in new energy-efficient replacement windows for your home could bring you great benefits and a return on your investment.

At HomeRite Windows and Doors, we offer an array of window types, colors and features that will not only complement your home, but also create a comfortable living environment. On top of that, our experienced team can provide expert window installation services to ensure your new windows perform to their best ability. To learn more about our windows and doors, give us a call today