5 Benefits of Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows

 In Window Replacement

Save money and our planet with Renewal by Andersen® windows.

As we honor the planet on Earth Day, you may find yourself wondering what you can do to preserve environmental resources. Sometimes it’s as easy as using energy-efficient appliances and turning off lights when you leave a room, but did you know that you can also reduce your carbon footprint by replacing your windows? But not just any new window will do. Renewal by Andersen® energy-efficient replacement windows are designed to minimize energy consumption and environmental impact. In fact, if all U.S. windows were as energy efficient, Americans would save up to 2.5 percent of the annual energy consumption.
Renewal by Andersen® energy-efficient windows not only help you do your part in protecting our planet, but they also come with a host of additional benefits, including:

1. Lower heating and cooling costs

Energy-efficient replacement windows can save you money on your energy bills throughout the year. Experts have found that a typical household will save between up to $465 per year just by choosing an ENERGY STAR® certified option, like Renewal by Andersen®.

2. Protect your belongings from UV damage

When sunlight streams through your windows, it can damage any wood, carpet, furniture, rugs, and fabrics in your home. Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows are made with a low-emissivity coating that blocks the sun’s UV rays from penetrating your interior surfaces.

3. Increased thermal comfort in your home

Energy-efficient windows can significantly improve the thermal comfort of your home in the summer and winter months when you are running the air conditioning and furnace the most. SmartSun™ and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass found in Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows will protect against heat gain during summer and heat loss during winter.

4. Earn energy tax credits

If you opt to upgrade your home with energy-efficient replacement windows, you could be eligible for federal tax savings. Ask your tax accountant about claiming the Residential Energy Efficiency Property Credit or the Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit using Form 5695 with next year’s tax return.

5. Reduce noise pollution

If noise pollution is an issue for you, energy-efficient windows can help you enjoy a quieter and more peaceful home. Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows are designed to help insulate your home and effectively protect you from bothersome outside sounds.


For more the 40 years, Waunakee Remodeling has been providing turnkey remodeling services to homeowners throughout Madison and Dane County. Our team is committed to providing complete home remodeling solutions for all exterior and interior projects. We have 2 convenient showrooms – our headquarters in Waunakee and on Odana Road on Madison’s West Side. If you’re considering a project, feel free to reach out to us!

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