Installing high-performance windows in your home will improve the space's overall energy performance. While it might be a few years for the new windows to completely pay off in energy savings, the benefits of added comfort, improved functionality and better aesthetics can offset the initial cost. Energy Star-rated windows are often the best way to go in this situation.
While the type of windows you have installed in your home is essential, there are other factors you will need to consider in order to improve your home's energy performance and cut your monthly payments. This is especially crucial in a state like Florida, where the oppressive heat can often result in higher energy bills if the proper steps are not taken.
In order for your home to be as energy efficient as possible, homeowners will need to:
- Install window shades, drapes or blinds to reflect heat away from the house
- Close the curtains on south- and west-facing windows throughout the day
- Install awnings on south- and west-facing windows to block out the sun
- Add insulation to the attic in your home, as this will prevent air from escaping.
Once you purchase new windows with an Energy Star-rated label, they will need to be installed by professionals. The final window model you decide on should have at least two panes of glass and a low-e coating to protect the home from the sun's heat, as well as keep cool air inside.
NewSouth's American-made, factory-direct windows and doors will make your home cool and eco-friendly while keeping it in line with the Sunshine State's new energy standards at the same time! We know Floridians best because we're Made in Florida, For Florida Homes, By Florida Workers.