Windows are one of the most critical
parts of our homes, and rightfully so – they provide
various benefits for us – natural
light, ventilation, protection from the weather, and the list goes on and on.
On the other side, if they are old windows they can
also be one of the culprits in wasted energy costs.
Why let those old windows make you pay more for heating and cooling when replacement
windows can provide you with improved comfort and a breathtaking
There are steps we can take as
homeowners to lower the impact that windows have on our
energy bills. And luckily, improvements in
window technology have left us higher efficiency windows
that help everyone out as well.
When the weather in Boise finds its hottest and coldest points in the summer and winter, your
heating and cooling systems are running hard to keep
your home comfortable. If you still have old windows, it could
be time to think about replacement windows that can help maintain
your comfort and lower your energy
So what can you do?
- Search for replacement windows
that are ENERGY STAR®-certified
- Use curtains and
shades to help keep the heat out in the summer and keep the warmth in during
- If you have single-pane windows, buy replacement
windows that are double-pane or triple-pane to help guard
- Research Low Emissivity (Low E) coatings, as they help reflect
outside heat in the summer and keep heat in during the winter
While it might be an
investment to get replacement windows, the benefits
of upgrading to use energy-saving technology is
well worth it. Not only can it increase your home’s overall
energy efficiency, it adds comfort, a reinvigorated
style and better functionality for your home.
At Pella Windows and Doors, we have a number
of replacement window choices to meet the needs of
both your style and your budget. Stop by our showroom in Boise,
call us at
208-373-0002 or set up an appointment with us
through our online
scheduler to get a better look
at all the replacement windows we carry.