Did you know that about 40% of your annual energy budget is spent on utility costs for cooling your home? Many homeowners adjust the thermostat on a hot summer day without realizing how much this small adjustment will impact their utility bill. If you want to reduce your monthly spending, you need to look for ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Here at Cunningham Doors & Windows, we can install high-quality replacement windows that will help reduce your monthly energy costs. Investing in replacement doors and windows is a great solution to decrease the energy necessary to maintain a cool temperature in your Orange, CA home.
Choose Windows with High R-Value
As you are comparing various window manufacturers and design options, you need to consider the energy-efficient benefits available from the materials. Look for windows with a high “R-value” to ensure that you are getting materials that will block the thermal transfer that drives up energy usage.
R-value is the measurement of the resistance available to block the flow of heat through the glass. Windows with a high R-value are great for energy efficiency because they reduce the amount of heat that comes into your home.
Line up a few windows with different R-values and you won’t notice a visible difference in the appearance of the glass. Even though the windows look the same, there is a big difference in the way the glass performs when it is hot outside. On a summer day, you can turn on your air conditioner without worrying that it is overcompensating for heat seeping in through the windows.
Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows
Talk to a window expert to learn more about the high-quality products that can be installed in your Orange, CA home. When you choose windows that are rated for their energy-efficient features, you can expect these benefits for your family:
- Use less energy to cool your home (due to less thermal transfer at the windows)
- Reduce the solar heat that comes in through the windows to warm up the home on a hot day
- Maintain uniformity in temperature throughout the home
In addition to the energy efficiency benefits, you will also notice other ways that your home is improved from high-quality windows. For example, it will be easier to open and close the windows, you will have better security for your family, and you won’t hear noises from the neighbors.
If you are going to invest in energy-efficient replacement windows and doors in Orange, CA, make sure that you hire the right installation team. The quality of the installation is just as important as the materials you choose.
Here at Cunningham Doors & Windows, we are dedicated to your satisfaction. Our team will work hard to make sure that you are satisfied with your purchase. You can visit us at 1940 E Edinger Ave Santa Ana, CA 92705. Call ahead to schedule a consultation with a window expert: (714) 258-2500.