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GETTING TO KNOW CASEMENT WINDOWS – PART 2: CASEMENT WINDOWS AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Getting a good window replacement is no longer just about what looks better in your home or which one provides the best view. Today, one of the things that separate average windows from the excellent ones is energy efficiency. There are different ways by which a window can contribute to improving your home’s energy efficiency and this is how a casement window does it.

Cooling Down

One of the main functions of a casement window is to provide ventilation, which it does better than other window types. Having a quick way to air out your home not only makes it faster to cool down during a hot summer day, but also makes it easier for your air conditioning unit to regulate indoor temperatures once the window is closed.

Warming Up

Just as your air conditioning unit uses power to cool down your how, your heater also uses up a lot of energy trying to keep you warm during the colder seasons. However, cold air coming from outside can disrupt heating inside the home, pushing your heating system to work doubly hard to keep you warm. Energy-efficient casement windows take care of this problem by keeping indoor heat in, allowing temperature inside your home to stabilize.

Natural Lighting

Daylighting refers to the use of natural light to illuminate. With a large glass area, a casement window supports daylighting efforts by letting in a lot of natural light. This lets you reduce your dependence on artificial lighting as you can harness natural light during the day. It might not seem like much but a few hours of not turning on the lights in your home everyday will add up, the results of which you’ll see on your energy bill down the line.

Energy Efficiency vs Energy Conservation

Energy efficiency and energy conservation are commonly used interchangeably but they are not the same thing. To put it simply, energy efficiency refers to wiser use of energy while energy conservation pertains to using less energy. However, energy efficiency can lead to energy conservation and vice versa.

How can you get more out of a replacement casement window? Learn more about taking care of casements in Part 3 of this blog series.

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"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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