Hawaii is a beautiful place to live with beaches galore and plenty of sunshine. However, it can get rather hot at certain times of the year and all you want to do to escape the heat is hole up in your home. But it can even be hard to stay cool there if you have old windows in place. Getting replacement windows in Kaneohe, HI can be a great thing for many parts of your home and they can also help you to beat the heat. Here are a few ways that new windows beat the heat back and away from your home.
Block The Humid Air
Older windows have a tendency to have leaks and if that is the case, they let hot and humid air into your home while allowing the cool AC to leak out. Neither is ideal. You want the AC to stay in to keep you cool, not to try and cool the whole neighborhood. And you want that humid air to stay out where it belongs. If your home feels oppressive even when the AC is on, the windows might not be doing a good job at blocking out the humidity and the warm air. Getting new windows will keep that air outside and, on the other side of the wall, they’ll keep the cool air you’re creating with AC inside your home.
Low-E Windows Block The Sun’s Heat
It might be hard for you to block the sun out of your home on a hot day. After all, natural lighting is always nice. But on the worst days, you almost have to close the window coverings in order to keep the sun out so you can also keep the heat out. Usually, heat comes with sunlight, right? When you get replacement windows, you can have new ways at hand to block the heat of the sun. Place low-E coatings on the glass and you can block on the UV rays and the heat of the sun without blocking any natural lighting. It’s nice to feel the sun’s light, even on hot days. And you don’t have to worry about the heat while you are inside.
It should be natural to be able to beat the heat inside your home, but with old windows, it can be very hard. Another benefit of getting replacement windows in Kaneohe, HI is that you are able to lower your energy bills quite a bit. When you notice how much you are saving, you’ll be calm, cool, collected, and have more money on your hands to spend in other ways. There aren’t many other better projects for all of those goals. If you are ready to move forward, the professionals at Discount Windows & Doors are here for a free consultation. We can come to your home, take a look at your old windows, and offer advice as to whether or not you really do need new models to keep cool in your home this summer and beyond.