It’s been a hot start to summer in Minnesota, causing many of us to crank the air conditioning and seek relief indoors. Did you know that heat gain and loss through windows is responsible for about 25% of residential heating and cooling energy use?
Keep this in mind when you open your next utility bill. If your windows are drafty or old, you could literally be tossing money out the window – not to mention causing unnecessary energy use.
But The Chuba Company can help! By installing new windows, you’ll not only save money on your next utility bill, but you’ll make your home more comfortable. New windows also significantly increase the value of a home!
Replace Your Windows to Beat the Heat
If you’re ready to replace your windows, contact us for a free consultation and quote!
For maximum energy efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends the following:
Choose windows with Energy Star and NFRC labels
Consider gas-filled windows with low-e coatings to reduce heat gain and loss
Choose a low U-factor for better thermal resistance, and low solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) for lower solar radiation levels.
To get the most out of your new, energy-efficient windows, they must be properly installed. Because each of our professional window installers are manufacturer-trained to install different types of windows for homes with different types of exteriors, we guarantee a perfect fit. Learn more about our window experience and expertise here.
Make Existing Windows More Energy Efficient
If your windows are in good condition, or if upgrading to new windows isn’t in the budget right now, you can still make your windows more energy efficient. First, check your windows for air leaks. You can hire a technician to perform an energy audit, or simple inspect the areas around windows for cracks, gaps, or outside air coming through. If you detect leaks, stop them with caulk or weather-stripping.
There are a variety of other tools you can use to improve window efficiency:
Insulating window treatments
Storm windows or panels
Solar control film
Awning, overhangs, or other exterior shading options
If you’re ready to upgrade your windows, give The Chuba Company a call today.
Want to learn more about windows and energy efficiency? Check out these blog posts:
What Is A Window Energy Efficiency Label?
Stay Cozy This Winter With Replacement Windows
Do Energy Savings Offset New Window Costs?
5 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Windows
If you are considering remodeling your bathroom, The Chuba Company can help! The Chuba Company is proud to be your partner in home renovation and construction. From windows and roofing, to additions and green construction, to bathroom and kitchen remodels, and more, The Chuba Company is ready to help with any home project. We’ve been proudly serving Elk River, Zimmerman, Ramsey, Monticello, Albertville, Rogers, Champlin and surrounding areas for 50 years. Contact us to talk about your remodel ideas or to receive an estimate!