Your window and home’s energy efficiency have an impact on the environment. With old, leaky windows or improperly installed units, your heating and cooling system needs to work harder to keep you comfortable. The more natural resources you use, the higher your family’s carbon footprint is.
Read on to learn how getting new windows can help you go green from a trusted window company
Energy-Efficient Windows and Carbon Footprint
Carbon footprint refers to the greenhouse gas emissions your home produces. To minimize your carbon footprint, you can invest in projects that can improve your home’s energy efficiency. Replacing old, drafty windows is a good start.
Energy-efficient replacement windows will allow natural light into your home while blocking ultraviolet and its harmful effects. UV rays can cause your flooring, furnishings and artworks to fade. With the generous amount of sunlight from your new windows, you won’t have to rely as much on artificial lighting.
Also, new windows are easy to operate, meaning you can choose to open them to keep your home cool during hot weather instead of turning on your air conditioner. Moreover, these windows won’t only help you save on energy costs; they are also easier to maintain.
Choose Renewal by Andersen® Windows
Renewal by Andersen® offers one of the most energy-efficient windows in the market. These windows have Fibrex® material for the frame, which is a composite using real wood fiber. This material is so strong that it can be made into narrower frames for more glass area. Some frame materials are thicker, reducing glass area.
Fibrex also barely expands and contracts under extreme temperature changes. It performs better than many other window materials including wood, aluminum, fiberglass and vinyl.
Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville is a leading window contractor in the area. Give us a call at (865) 221-7970 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Knoxville, TN, and areas around Tennessee.