They are high-tech in engineering and use special gases to increase their energy efficiency.
Yet they rarely get a second look.
In fact, most people look right through them as if they weren’t even there.
Modern day energy-efficiency windows have the ability to significantly reduce winter drafts while also keeping out summer heat.
Best of all, however, Energy Star windows can save a householder up to 25% off their monthly heating bill, while providing a great ROI (return on investment) for homeowners.
According to a recent US study by the National Association of Realtors, exterior home improvements are rated among the highest return on investment (ROI) projects a homeowner can undertake with an estimated cost recoup value of 69.1% on resell.
Modern Energy Star windows are built with superior glass technologically and use multiple layers of glass (double or triple-paned) along with filler gases that together create an insulating protective barrier.
The result is airtight and water-tight sealing that keeps a home’s natural warmth inside and the external elements out. This includes the rumble and noise of a busy neighbourhood.
Add to this the considerably lower maintenance costs of modern vinyl windows - away from traditional wood. While wood has that classic distinctive look it wears down quickly in moist environments. Anyone who has lived in BC’s Lower Mainland knows nature is the great equalizer. Surrey, Langley, and the Fraser Valley to Richmond and downtown Vancouver all suffer equally from months of inclement weather and winter rain.
Homeowners who make the switch to energy saving windows can attain a rebate from the BC government under the LiveSmart BC: Efficiency Incentive Program.
To speak with a Centra representative on your furnace or home heating system, call 604-882-5010 or go to www.centra.ca