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Posted on Apr 28, 2017 by Sam Heer

Improving Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Windows: Part 2

In an age where electricity prices are increasing, making your home sustainable is important. Previously, we talked about how using the right windows in your home can improve your household’s energy efficiency. In this part, we’re going to discuss how you can continue to make your home a sustainable and energy-efficient place.

New Windows Matter

A set of replacement windows are worthwhile investments, but no matter how big it is, it would pale in comparison to how much you’ll be spending on electricity if your home continuously leaks energy.

Old and aging windows are doing your household a great disservice. They could already be so worn down that they’re letting valuable heat escape your rooms and letting cold air in. As a consequence, you’re more inclined to fiddle with the thermostat, and that costs money. By installing new windows for your room, you’re taking the first step to a more sustainable home.

Proper Installation Matters

So, you’ve already picked out the replacement windows you’re happy with. It’s tempting to do the installation yourself, but this can be a double-edged sword. Fact: problems concerning your windows due to improper installation often manifest about two or three years later.

This is why we highly recommend that you enlist the aid of our professionals to install the windows for you. Our company ensures that your installation is a one-time thing. We’ve also taken great strides to ensure that when we fit your new windows, they’ll be energy-efficient for a long time.

Maintenance and Sustainability

Finally, getting eco-friendly windows for your home doesn’t mean that you should do away with regular maintenance. Granted, our energy-efficient Fibrex® window frames are low-maintenance, but you should check on it from time to time. Make it a habit to check on them, especially after a storm or an exceedingly windy day.

Choosing the right windows and sustainability go hand-in-hand with establishing a more eco-friendly and energy-efficient home. Get in touch with Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois for energy efficient windows in Decatur and Springfield, IL. You may reach us at (866) 693-6707 for more information on our windows and installation services. Missed the last part where we talked about the factors affecting energy-efficiency? Check our archives and start your journey to energy savings today.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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