One of the most frequently cited reasons people give for replacing their old windows is the desire to reduce their monthly heating and cooling bills.
Energy Star, a joint venture between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, estimates that up to 25 percent of the money you spend on heating your home is wasted through energy lost through poorly insulated windows. That’s like throwing $25 out the window for every $100 you spend on oil, gas or electricity during the winter. Who can afford that?
How much you might save when replacing your windows depends on what type of window you already have. According to Energy Star, the owners of an average home could save up to $465 per year when they switch from single-pane windows to energy-efficient dual or triple pane windows.
The fact that we live in New England also makes a difference. The region we call home is one of the most expensive energy markets in the country. Our cold winters require us to run our home heating systems more frequently, while our hot, humid summers place a great demand on air conditioning systems. Which makes any improvement in energy efficiency all the more important and valuable.
Of course, new windows deliver more than just energy savings. They can increase the value of your home by making it look its best. Perhaps most important, new windows help to increase the comfort of your home by allowing you to better regulate the indoor temperature for more consistent heating and cooling. No more heavy sweaters in the winter, or heavy sweating in the summer!
For these and many more reasons, window replacement is a smart move for a homeowner in New England. But you have to choose your replacement windows and window company very carefully to make sure you get the best product, at the right price, and with professional installation that allows your new windows to do their job.
That’s why you should call the window replacement experts at Rescom Exteriors at (866) 410-5884 today to schedule a free in-home window replacement consultation and estimate.