Installing energy-efficient double-pane windows in your Dover, Delaware, home helps you keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. In addition to reducing energy waste, double-pane windows also help to extend the life of your furnace. Consider replacing your old windows with double-pane windows to save energy and money and keep your home warm and cozy this winter.
Two Panes Are Better Than One
Your home loses up to 20 percent of its energy through windows and doors. Classic single-pane windows provide only one, thin barrier against the elements. Old windows easily allow heat to escape through their single panes. Double-pane windows have two panes of glass and a gap between the panes. The small gap between the two window panes is filled with argon, a colorless, non-toxic gas. Argon gas is denser than the surrounding air and is, therefore, effective in preventing heat loss and energy waste.
An Additional Layer of Protection
Add another layer of protection with low emissivity windows. Low-E windows come with a clear coating of metal oxide on the inner window pane. Sunlight shines through, and the heat stays inside your home. The invisible coating allows you to take advantage of the sunlight while blocking UV and infrared rays. Installing double-pane, Low-E windows also adds to the value of your home. As a bonus, double-pane windows help to reduce the amount of outside noise entering your home.
Use Window Coverings
In addition to installing double-pane windows, you can further insulate your home by hanging thick, lined curtains in your windows. Combine these curtains with sealed blinds or shutters for an exceptional insulating barrier against the cold on those extra frosty winter nights. The less heat and energy you lose, the more money you save. These steps also extend the life of your furnace. Turn down your heater at night and let the window barriers and your warmest blankets do the heavy lifting.
Save Energy and Money
The decision to install energy-efficient double-pane windows adds up to savings. Drafty, inefficient, single pane windows leak heat and energy out of your home. This wasted energy winds up costing you more money as you turn up your heater to maintain a comfortable environment. The average home can lose heat each season due to inefficient or old windows. After a few years, new double-pane windows pay for themselves in energy savings. You can also sleep easier knowing you’re reducing your carbon footprint. Save energy and money with one sound investment in your home.
Less Strain on Your Furnace
To make up for any loss of energy through old single-pane windows, your furnace needs to work harder to heat your home. This extra strain on your furnace not only wastes energy and money, it eventually shortens the lifespan of your furnace. Double-pane windows prevent energy loss, and they ease the strain on your hard-working furnace over the heating season. Combine double-pane windows with regular furnace maintenance to get the most out your home heating system.
Professional Service for Your Furnace
One of the most effective ways to improve heating efficiency is to schedule professional furnace maintenance. Your furnace serves you well through the cold winters but is idle for most of the year. You will need to schedule an annual tuneup to keep your furnace in top shape and to maximize efficiency and energy savings. We offer bronze and gold maintenance service plans. Each service plan provides a cost-effective way to make sure you’re never caught out in the cold.
Consider the sound investment of double-pane windows for your home. The energy savings, noise reduction, and home improvement factor all add up to exceptional value for your home. Combined with top quality professional maintenance of your heating system, these investments are a smart move. If you live in the Dover, Delaware area, contact Griffith Energy Services, Inc. at 888-474-3391 to schedule professional furnace maintenance.
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