Single-pane windows have one layer of glass whereas double-pane windows have two layers of glass. In between the two glass layers is a space that’s filled with insulating gas. 

For homeowners who are deciding which windows to install in their homes, deciding between single and double-pane windows is a good first step. 

Double-pane windows are a little more expensive than single-pane, but they have some advantages over single-pane windows that can potentially outweigh the cost difference. 

We’ve outlined five benefits of double-pane windows below. 

1. Savings on The Electric Bill 

For most people, heating and cooling will make up a significant portion of their energy bill. In fact, HVAC systems account for 46% of total energy consumption in the average household in the United States. This means windows with inefficient insulation have the potential to significantly drive up the energy bill.

Double-pane windows are much more energy efficient than single-pane windows. They can reduce energy consumption by up to 24%. This translates into anywhere from $100 to $500 in annual savings

2. Comfort During Every Season

The enhanced insulation will also lead to a more comfortable living space. Maybe you’ve noticed that the thermostat can read 70 degrees Fahrenheit in both the winter and the summer yet it’ll feel completely different inside your house. 

This effect can be attributed to poor insulation. In the wintertime, poorly insulated windows will let all of your home’s warm air seep out into the outdoors. 

Double-pane windows do a great job of preventing this. They help your home stay at a consistent, comfortable temperature throughout all four seasons of the year. 

3. Helpful For Storms

Here in Jacksonville, we run the risk of experiencing hurricanes and other intense storms. Ideally, homeowners will have impact-resistant windows as a precaution against these disasters. Impact-resistant windows are proven to be the most effective for keeping a home safe against hurricanes.

Although if they’re not an option, double-pane windows are better than single-pane windows for storms. They help prevent air movement and the extra pane provides an additional layer of protection. 

4. Less Pollutants

Poorly insulated windows allow dust, pollen, and other debris to seep inside the home. These particles are microscopic and it’s hard to tell they’re even getting inside, but when they do it lowers the air quality of the home. 

Double-pane windows are an effective method homeowners can use to help prevent these particles from getting inside — this is tremendously beneficial for anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies. 

5. Increase the Value of Your Home

This last benefit is a result of the previous four. When you go to sell your home, double-pane windows are a negotiating point. Buyers value energy-efficient homes.

Installing double-pane windows won’t just save you money on energy bills, it’ll help contribute to your ROI when you decide to sell. 

American Windows Products Has Double-Pane Windows

Our service team would love to help you find and install a new set of double-pane windows. We’ll work fast so that you will start saving on energy bills immediately. Customer satisfaction is a top priority here at American Windows Products. 

“This is the best company I have ever worked with. I can’t wait to do business with y’all again. I will recommend you to everyone!” – Kerianne S.

If you’re in the market for new windows, reach out to our team of professionals today. We have a vast range of options and can help you find the perfect windows for your home or business.