Damaged windows can make it more difficult for you to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Your heating and cooling system makes up at least 40% of your annual energy bill. With failing windows, it will need to work harder, leading to higher utility costs.
In this post, your local windows contractor, Renewal by Andersen® of Quad Cities, discusses how you can measure if your home is using too much energy.
How to Determine if Your Home Is Losing Too Much Energy
The ENERGY STAR® Home Energy Yardstick method allows you to evaluate your energy use. You’ll need information on your home like age, square footage, number of occupants and energy bills for the last 12 months. You can contact your utility provider for an annual bill summary if you don’t have the bills on hand.
After completing the assessment, your home will be given a score, ranging from 0 to 10. A score of 10 means your home has used less energy over the previous year while a score of 1 indicates higher energy usage.
You can improve your Home Energy Yardstick score by increasing your home’s energy efficiency. Invest in high-quality windows from Renewal by Andersen of Quad Cities. Our casement windows feature High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass that’s 70% more energy-efficient in summer and 49% more energy-efficient in winter compared to your usual double-pane glass.
A home energy audit is still best conducted by a professional. They can give you more accurate causes of high energy consumption in your home. In addition, only single-family detached homes, mobile homes, townhouses, rowhouses and duplexes are applicable for Home Energy Yardstick analysis.
Reduce your energy bills by choosing energy-efficient home upgrades. Renewal by Andersen of Quad Cities is your leading provider of high-quality double-hung and bow windows. Call us at (309) 644-4769, or schedule a free in-home consultation. We work with homeowners in Rock Island, IL.