We know what you’re thinking: How can spending money on replacing my windows save money? Aside from the importance of replacing your windows every decade or so, investing in new windows can save you a significant chunk of change if you opt for high-quality, energy-efficient ones! Let’s take a look.
Benefits of Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows
Energy-efficient replacement windows have many benefits, many of which come down to their design. If you’re looking for the most energy-efficient, money-saving window on the market, you really can’t go wrong with the right vinyl replacement windows! Vinyl is an insulator, making it the perfect material for keeping your energy costs low and your home’s interior temperature comfortable.
Our windows at Rolox Home Service are National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and Energy Star certified. What does that mean for you? That means you’re choosing windows guaranteed top-of-the-line when it comes to energy efficiency! In fact, these windows significantly exceed Energy Star standards, because we believe in going above and beyond for our customers.
Here are four key ways our high-quality vinyl windows can help you save more on your bills each month:
Tight frames that fit perfectly into the walls of your home are sealed tightly, so less air can escape around the window’s edges. Your windows should allow plenty of natural light without sacrificing the integrity of your insulation, and our vinyl frames are designed for an ultra-tight seal that won’t easily let air pass through.
Double-paned glass creates space between panes. That space acts as insulation, to help regulate your home’s temperature by keeping the heat in during the chilly winter months and out during hot summer days. Dual pane windows also create space for additional insulation techniques, like using dense gas fills.
Argon Gas Fill
To take advantage of the space between panes of glass in windows, energy-efficient windows fill the space with dense gas that is heavier than air. This minimizes heat loss by decreasing the convection current between the panes of glass. At Rolox, we use an Argon Gas Fill and exceed certification standards by testing for a minimum 95% fill rate before our windows ever leave the plant. Goodbye drafty windows, hello insulation!
New replacement windows should also be outfitted with a reflective coating to keep heat from escaping as infrared light (at least, if they’re good replacement windows). On a chilly night in Kansas City, you won’t believe the difference replacement windows with a reflective coating will make!
Because our interior thermal coating on Rolox Glass is the same Indium Tin Oxide used on smartphones, we like to think of it as “smart glass,” as it reflects the heat right back into your home to keep you toasty warm all winter long. As an added bonus, this reflective coating can reduce sun damage on your furniture and carpets!
Potential Savings on Your Energy Bill
The average window has an air infiltration rate of .70 and much older windows can be even higher than that (and in the case of air infiltration, or U-Factor, lower is better). Considering the Energy Star minimum is .30 and our windows have a rating of .24 or lower, you can be confident very little air will be able to infiltrate your home and mess with your energy bill once you replace your windows with Rolox!
As a matter of fact, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates savings between $126 and $465 a year by replacing old, single-pane windows in your home with energy-efficient double-pane windows! Even if you already have double-pane windows in your home, opting for energy efficiency can still save you as much as $111 per year. Those savings can add up over the years after replacing your windows!
Tax Credits for Replacement Windows
To make matters even better, did you know that by choosing energy-efficient replacement windows, you may qualify for special tax credits? If you replace your windows and doors with Energy Star-certified ones like those we offer at Rolox, you can earn a 10% tax credit of the total cost, which can add up to as much as $500!
You can buy the fanciest, most expensive windows available, but they won’t automatically bring you fantastic energy savings if they are not installed correctly! At Rolox Home Service, our professional window installers know our windows inside and out, guaranteeing a picture-perfect installation optimized to bring you energy savings for years to come.
Ready to experience the difference Rolox windows can make for your energy bill? Contact us for a free quote today and to learn more about our financing options!