testing energy efficiency and your windowsIf you are looking at the windows in your home and think that they need to be replaced, then they probably should be. Leaky, poor performing windows can cost you a lot of money on your energy bills due to wasted heat and air condition. A quick test will let you know if your windows are quietly adding dollars to your bills.

If you are finding condensation between glass panes, peeling paint, air leakage or operating difficulties, your windows should be changed. But before you book a contractor, take a minute to prepare. There are a several factors you need to consider before spending your hard earned cash.

One aspect you need to look at is the energy efficiency you expect in your windows. There are two factors that measure this: U-factor, or thermal transmission, and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC). The U-factor measures how well the window prevents heat from escaping. SHGC measures how well a window prevents heat and sun glare from entering the home. Lower U-factors means better energy loss and lower SHGC means better shading properties. It’s a good idea to consider your climate to deciding what kind of energy efficiency your home needs.

(Source: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Spring-window-checklist-5-questions-to-ask-your-4355628.php )

Obviously, cost is a huge factor in the decision-making process, especially when it comes to home repairs. You will want to look for a company that has an excellent track record as well a competitive prices. AAA Windows 4 Less is recognized for having excellent customer service, as well as the ability to save customers between 30 and 50 percent over competitors. Request a free estimate and see if we can start off your summer with brand-new, energy efficient widows!

By: Paul Doh

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