• News
  • Double Up for Savings

Double Up for Savings

  Double Up for Savings

A lot of the cool air your air conditioner blasts into your home in the summer winds up outdoors because windows allow it to escape.

If you live in an older home, it probably has single-pane windows. In fact, most U.S. homes do, and those windows also are letting the heat in during the summer, forcing your air conditioner to work overtime.

If you want to replace your windows, get double-pane models, and keep R-value in mind. The R-value is a measure of how much heat can get through the window in an hour. Windows with a high R-value allow less heat to enter your home. The greater the R-value, the greater your energy savings will be.

And look for the Energy Star label, which means the window meets strict energy efficiency standards. If you are building a home, installing energy-efficient windows might save you money by allowing you to purchase a smaller heater or air conditioner.

Double up on your windows and you’ll enjoy summer and winter savings.