Is Your Home Winter-Ready?
By Great Lakes Window
It happens every year – the temperature drops and your energy bills spike. Even when your heater is working overtime, your home still never seems to be as warm as you’d like. We’ve all been there, unfortunately.
The good news is you don’t have to suffer through it! By being proactive and investing in energy-efficient products, like our windows and doors, you can help protect your home and reduce your energy bills all year long.
Discover three ways our products can help winter-proof your home:
Beat High Energy Bills
You may not realize it, but the type of windows and doors you have can significantly affect your energy bills. For windows alone, the ENERGY STAR® estimates that you can save on average between $126 to $465 a year by replacing single-pane windows with double-pane options. If you already have older dual pane windows, you still can save between $27 to $111 per year by switching to glass options that are more energy-efficient. Over time, you can recoup the cost of your replacement windows. Enhanced interior comfort is well worth the investment.
Keep Chilly Air Out
Unfortunately, your house can’t protect you from the cold weather if the windows and doors are outdated. Older windows allow heat to escape to the outside during the winter months. This is due to deterioration and obsolete or single pane glass. Newer, energy-efficient windows, like our ecoSmart line, can help better regulate the temperature in your home and keep you comfortable all winter long.
Keep Wanted Heat In
You set the thermostat to the optimal temperature but it’s never quite able to catch up. Sound familiar? Reduce your need to constantly adjust the thermostat by investing in Great Lakes windows and patio doors with Low-E glass. It’s better than conventional clear glass because in cold months it keeps heated air inside. And in the summer months it retains cool air to maintain a comfortable interior.
You don’t want to face the cold temperatures unprepared. Being proactive is your best line of defense in keeping your home comfortable all winter long. Browse our energy-efficient window and door packages that have earned the ENERGY STAR® certification. When you’re ready to learn more, find a professional near you using our dealer locator.