Everywhere you look, you see the same message. Replacement windows help improve energy efficiency. That’s great. You love energy efficiency, right? Well, sort of. You guess. Actually, what does that even mean – energy efficiency? It’s kind of an ambiguous term. You are looking for more concrete facts before you make such a major investment. What you want to know is just how energy efficient these windows are. Specifically, you want to know how much replacement windows will save you annually.
Making Dollars and Cents of Replacement Windows
According to estimates from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), your windows account for as much as 40% of your annual heating and cooling costs. Ca-ching! So it should come as no surprise that newer, more efficient windows can help trim that figure, saving you money. But just how much money are we talking?
According to ENERGY STAR, qualified windows can save Maryland homeowners up to 30% more energy than a home built with windows that just meet national energy code. To put this into actual dollars, homeowners who invest in replacement windows can expect to save as much as $263 per year on single pane windows and up to $93 per year on clear glass double pane windows. Nationally, these figures can be as high as $446.00 per year, depending on where you live.
If the high price tag scares you, consider the following from the DOE.
“New, energy-efficient windows eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs, and sometimes even lighting costs.”
So what are you waiting for? Invest in new, energy efficient windows and be well on your way to a more comfortable, more efficient home. Oh yea, and then there is that money thing…
Affordable Energy Efficient Windows in Maryland
An ENERGY STAR® Partner since 1998, JELD-WEN is a recognized leader in manufacturing energy efficient products. JELD-WEN’s extensive line of products are sold globally through multiple distribution channels, including retail home centers, wholesale distributors and building products dealers, such as Architectural Window Supply. When you come to us for information and guidance, we’ll make sure you get what you need.
Want to know more about Energy Efficient Windows? Call Architectural Window Supply at 410-266-5254 or visit our website for information about energy efficient windows and to order your new panes without pain. When you come to us for information and guidance, we’ll make sure you get what you need.