With growing concerns about environmental causes, one of the most popular ways to help curb your household’s negative effect on the environment is by “going green” or switching to more environmentally-friendly options. Among one of the things you can switch out are your windows, but how exactly can windows help your home go green?
The biggest impact of getting new windows for your home is the overall improvement on your home’s insulation. Because new windows do a better job of preventing drafts, the HVAC doesn’t have to work too much to keep indoor temperatures at a comfortable level. Less energy used translates to a lower carbon footprint.
New windows don’t just help keep regulated air in, but also let stale air outside. Natural ventilation provided by new windows can help reduce the need for artificial ventilatin, further reducing your home’s energy consumption.
High-quality replacement windows are made of low-maintenance materials that are virtually immune to rot and rust. This eliminates the need to reapply chemical coating that could end up getting spilled into the soil. Furthermore, you won’t have to frequently use cleaning solutions that can also contribute to ground pollution and even save water in the process
Less Landfill Waste
Even after they have served their purpose, new windows can help reduce your impact on the environment. Many of today’s replacement windows are partially made of recycled materials, reducing the amount of waste that end up in landfills. When they have to be replaced, the frames can also be broken down and recycled in a variety of ways.
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