Know the Facts about Home Energy Efficiency
Home remodeling projects are an important investment in your home, as well as in the quality of your life. Upgrading doors and windows in your home to be energy-efficient certainly improves the resale value of your home, while also improving your energy bill and aiding in temperature regulation -- which means you remain more comfortable on a day-to-day basis.
If you are considering replacing your existing windows and doors for new, energy-efficient ones, learning all the benefits of energy-efficient windows and doors will help you determine the right choices for your home and lifestyle. To help you in your decision, we have created a list of common energy efficiency myths to help you determine the facts from fiction.
Myth #1 Energy efficient windows and doors don’t really save that much energy.
Changing your windows from single-pane windows to double-pane, Energy Star rated windows will significantly help keep the heat out in the summer and the cold out in the winter. If there is less hot air drafting into your home in the summer, your air conditioner will run less, making a dent in your electricity bill. The same goes for the wintertime. Keeping your house warm by keeping the cold outside will use less gas and/or electricity, as your heating unit doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
Myth #2 Replacing your windows and doors costs more than it saves.
Experts estimate a payback period of about seven years when you replace windows and doors. Yes, making this kind of change in your home is an investment, and the return comes over time. Over the course of your life in your home, it will be money well spent. The longer you stay in your home, the more benefits you will reap, as windows and doors can last decades.
Myth #3 New homes do not need windows and doors replaced.
Is your house at least 10 years old? In just the last decade, significant advancements have been made to improve energy efficiency in homes. If your home wasn’t built in this decade -- many of the homes in the Park Cities were built in the 1920s -- you should seriously consider updating your windows and doors to Energy Star-rated windows and doors. Even if your existing windows are “energy efficient,” chances are they will save you nowhere near the amount on energy that the newest Energy Star windows and doors can save.
Don’t let changing technology keep you from updating now. The longer you wait to update your windows and doors, the more money you will waste on energy.
Entrada brings function and form to your home.
Installing energy efficient windows and doors doesn't require that you sacrifice beauty for economy. Entrada offers custom doors that are as beautiful as they are resourceful. We also offer an extensive collection of beautifully crafted doors in a wide range of styles that include wood and iron for new and existing home construction.
If these 100+ temperature days have prompted you to make your home more energy efficient, call our team of experts to help you in making the right choice for your home. Entrada Iron & Wood Doors is a locally owned and operated company that serves the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Entrada Iron & Wood Doors
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