How Changing Your Windows Can Lower Your Energy Bill
Are you a home owner? Do you own a home in Clovis New Mexico, or nearby? Here at M-Core Construction and Eastern New Mexico Glass, we know that owning a home comes at quite the cost. The unexpected bills that pop up are many and most of them unforeseeable. One of the main costs of owning a home, however, are the bills that you can foresee. Cable, energy, gas, and phone bills are all due on a monthly basis and take a good part of anyone’s income. With so many consumers looking at opportunities to cut costs and be more energy efficient in their homes, many are looking at new windows in their home as a great options to do just that! In addition to saving money on their monthly energy bill, new windows can increase a homes value while paying for themselves over time.
The fact of the matter is 20-30% of a home's energy is lost through the windows, this means if you are living in a home with older aluminum and/or single pane windows, you're losing money every day. This adds up and over time you are ultimately paying more then you would by simply having them replaced. Did you know that energy efficient Vinyl windows with Low E Glass Coating can actually SAVE you money?
By choosing a high-quality window and then having it professionally installed by M-Core Construction, you can expect a minimum of 25% and a maximum of 52% savings on your energy bill?
That’s a lot of money.
So, how do you decide where to start? A good way is by starting to look online. M-Core Construction has worked with hundreds of home owners in Clovis and Portales, New Mexico on selecting the right window for their home. Do your research and don’t be afraid to contact us for any help or to get a quote. There are many different options available when it comes to windows and pricing. The more that you research the better you are able to make an informed decision on what windows you will need in your home.
Exactly what makes a window energy efficient?
• Vinyl Windows and Doors: using vinyl in windows and/or doors works as an insulator and offers low conductivity. Its thermal properties are far better than the use of aluminum steel, and stainless steel.
• Low E Glass Coating: transparent metallic oxide coating is applied to the glass surface that allows short-wave energy to pass through but reflects long-wave infrared energy for greater thermal efficiency. This prevents heat from being transferred through the window and door.
• Spacer Systems: spacers are made of highly thermally prohibitive materials and are placed between the glass panes to help seal the entire unit. This works to create a space for inert gases and further decrease the temperature transfer.
• Laminated Glass for Windows and Doors: laminated glass consists of a durable interlayer sealed between the two layers of glass. This has a few different benefits: it acts as a barrier against energy loss, reduces noise transmission, and helps block damaging UV rays. It also is helpful against unwanted intrusion.
If you find windows that are specifically designed with the plan of conserving heat and are energy-efficient you are already on your way to saving yourself money. Talk to M-Core Construction today about how to select the right windows for your home. Our team of professionals will make your project smooth and will be with you every step of the way!