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Energy-Efficient Replacement Window Panes Can Save You Money

May 8th, 2017 | 2 min. read

Energy-Efficient Replacement Window Panes Can Save You Money

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Replacement window panes can save you hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars over time. Modern windows incorporate energy-saving, comfort-boosting features unheard of just a few years ago. Plus, when you combine these cutting-edge products with the first-rate installation services of Southwest Exteriors, you'll benefit not only from superior products but unsurpassed craftsmanship as well. How Insulation Works: A Quick Lesson

"Insulation" is one of those terms that everybody uses but few understand. So here's the absolute basics on the topic to help you make an informed decision:

  • You know how a cool breeze can make you feel better even on the hottest day? Or how a hot desert wind can make you feel like you're melting? The common factor in both experiences is moving air. The freer air is to move in and out of your home, the harder it will be to maintain a constant comfortable temperature inside.
  • Insulation counteracts this effect by trapping air in a closed space. That is how the bulk insulation in your walls works. It's also the principle behind modern double pane windows. The space in between panes contains either good old-fashioned oxygen or a special gas that's pumped into the gap. This creates a dead airspace that inhibits the flow of cold or warmth in and out of your home.
  • Studies show that older windows can force your furnace or air conditioner to work up to 25% harder to keep the interior of your home comfortable. You don't have to be a math whiz to see how that can make your utility bills skyrocket while causing premature failure of your climate control system.
That, in a nutshell, is how insulation works. Now you see why installing modern replacement window panes is such a good idea. The value you gain will more than pay for the cost of installation. Getting the most out of this investment, however, requires having a seasoned contractor with the tools and know-how to do the job right the first time. That's where we come into the picture. Call Southwest Exteriors today at 210-485-1682 for more information or to arrange your free, no-obligation quote. We’d be glad to tell you more about how replacement window panes can open the door to a brighter, more energy-efficient future for you and your loved ones.