Soundproof windows are an incredible solution for properties located in busy cities, near highly trafficked streets, or near airports to reduce unwanted noise and maintain a peaceful environment in the home. What many homeowners and property owners may not know are the other surprising benefits offered by soundproof windows as well.
Aside from sound reduction, one of the other major benefits of soundproof windows are their energy efficient properties that can cut energy bills and other related energy costs significantly. This post will walk through the different energy-efficient elements soundproof windows provide, so you can assess how they can benefit your home.
Energy Efficient Properties of Soundproof Windows
Reduce Drafts by 99%
When soundproof windows are installed, the soundproof panels are placed above the existing windows, and provide many energy-related benefits other than sound reduction. These panels help to reduce dirt and drafts from the outside by 99% effectively eliminating issues of drafts. This means less hot air leaving your home during winter, and less cold air leaving your home during the summer, alleviating the overall work that your HVAC systems have to do to maintain your desired internal temperature year-round.
The dual-pane nature of soundproof windows will help to keep your place better insulated. This means your heater will have to work less in the winter to keep your house warm, and your AC will have to work less in the summer to keep your place cool. Soundproof windows can help you save up to 20% on energy bills, which will have a significant impact on long-term finances.
Fewer HVAC Repairs
Because of the energy efficient properties, HVAC systems do not have to work as hard to keep the ideal temperature in your home, which will help in overall health of your HVACs. HVAC repairs are extremely costly, and soundproof windows can actually help to alleviate the work HVAC systems have to do especially in extremely warm summer months or frigid winter months.
Soundproof windows also have the ability with to stop pollutants from coming into the home or office environment, because of the interior secondary window. Most pollutants will actually get trapped in between the primary window and the soundproof interior window reducing dust and dirt and allergy pollutants into your living space.
Benefits to Historic Registered Homes
Window drafts and insulation issues are very common problems for windows in historic homes. Older style windows are more prone to let in drafts, dirt, pollen, and other allergens. Not only does this impact the health of your home interior, it can be particularly costly on your energy bills because your HVAC systems have to work harder to maintain a regulated temperature.
Many property owners that own homes built before 1970s have very stringent building codes put in place to preserve the historic integrity of the home. This means that it is incredibly difficult to get approval from the regulating architectural committee to update or replace windows, doors, and other structural elements that can alter the appearance of the home.
If you are one of the lucky owners of a beautiful architectural home but have to deal with the restrictions of window upgrades, soundproof windows could be a great solution for you. Because the panels are placed above the existing windows, you do not risk altering the existing window at all so there is no building approval required with the installation at all. So, you can seal windows and get the energy-efficient benefits of new windows without actually installing brand new windows.
Energy-Efficient Window Solutions
Although soundproof windows cost a bit more than regular windows per square foot, the long-term financial benefits are more than worth it, especially for older historic homes. For a free soundproof window quote or breakdown of potential energy savings, contact the experts at CitiQuiet at 212-874-5362. We would love to discuss the energy-efficient properties our windows provide as well as the other benefits. Call us today!