Sometimes you have to spend money to save money down the road, but do replacement windows really offer savings through increased energy efficiency during the winter?
If you have an older home or older windows, let’s take a look into how energy efficient replacement windows can provide a solid return on your investment.
Protect Against Drafts During Winter
During the summer, older windows can let in a lot of unwanted rays from the sun. This makes your cooling system work harder than it has to and raises your energy bill. In the winter, older windows let in cold air, which forces your heating unit into overdrive. Studies suggest that for an average home, you could save between $126-465 a year by replacing single-pane windows. That initially may not seem like a lot, but if you multiply that over 30 years, you could save as much as $13,950!
Lower Bills Through Energy Efficient Windows
While the long-term savings offered by energy efficient replacement windows is important to consider, a lot of homeowners want to see a semi-quick return on their investment. Replacement windows can lower energy bills by an average of 12 percent, so you should be able to notice a little extra cash in your bank account. Energy efficient additions to a house also are attractive to homebuyers, which means your helping to protect the value of your home by adding replacement windows. Many homeowners add replacement windows during the winter if they plan on trying to sell their house in the spring or summer.
The Energy Efficiency of Replacement Windows
There are several factors to consider in how effective your current windows are against drafts: the local climate, location of windows, shading around your home, air leakage, solar heat gain coefficient, condensation resistance and visible light transmittance just to name a few. This is a lot to process, but Architectural Window Supply strives in finding their customers the best energy efficient windows.
Replacement Windows in Maryland
For the past 20 years, Architectural Window Supply has been the go-to choice for homeowners, builders, and architects who need personalized, knowledgeable service. We are an official dealer for such leading brand names of upscale windows as, Norwood, Belisle, and, of course, JELD-WEN.
When you come to us for information and guidance, we’ll make sure you get what you need.
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