When was the last time you thought about how your windows affect your home? According to the Department of Energy, heat gain and loss through windows is responsible for 25%-30% of residential heating and cooling energy use.
If your windows have seen better days and your tired of drafty rooms, high energy bills and uneven home temperatures, a window replacement project might be in your future. We highly recommend replacing your current window style with double-hung windows — a style with two operating sashes that move up and down allowing for ventilation on the top, bottom or both.
Double hung windows are one of the most popular window styles available for homeowners today because of their unmatchable benefits including:
- Easy cleaning – Gone are the days of reaching your windows from outside to clean them. Unlike single hung windows, the sash design of double hung windows allows them to be cleaned from inside your home.
- Energy-efficiency – Double hung windows can open partially or fully to let in outdoor breezes during warmer months. Instead of running your AC, you can rely on the ventilation from your double hung windows.
- Versatility – You can choose to open your double hung windows from the top or the bottom, or all the way, depending on what kind of airflow you want. Double hung windows also come in a variety of styles and colors so you can choose the best fit for your budget and aesthetic.
- Safety – Whether you have curious pets or young children, the double hung window’s ability to open from the top while keeping the lower sash closed prevents indoor guests from leaving and outdoor pests from entering.
When it comes to new window options, double hung windows are a high quality, favored choice for Indianapolis homeowners because they’re easy to clean, versatile and safe. Even better, the Department of Energy reports that new window installations can save you up to $111 each year.