Any big investment you make in your life should be thoroughly researched before being undertaken. Especially in the current financial climate, we all want to feel that we are spending our money wisely and that we are saving our money when we can.
One way we all want to save the money we spend on our home is by making it more energy efficient. Every step you take to make your home more energy efficient will save you money month on month on your energy bills. Upgrading your home with new windows is one such way that you can save money on your energy bills.
Just have a look below at the different ways new windows could actually save you money.
Switch to energy efficient windows
If you are considering getting new windows for your home, then you should definitely look at getting energy efficient windows with insulated frames.
More effective at retaining heat and air conditioning
These more energy efficient windows are much better at preventing the transfer of heat and cold into and out of your home throughout the year. In summer, the cool air from your air conditioning unit won’t be escaping out of your house, while in winter, the warm air stays trapped in your home and doesn’t escape.
Upfront Cost versus Savings over time
Although you may see it as simply throwing money away by investing in new, energy efficient windows, this is actually a short sighted view. What you are actually doing is investing in your house in a way that will give you savings on your energy bills year on year. Not to mention that upgrading your windows can also add value onto your property as an asset, which can be handy if you consider selling your house in the future.
If you have single pane windows
If you happen to live in a home with single pane windows then upgrading to new windows will definitely save you money. The energy efficient double-paned windows are much, much better at keeping hot or cold air from escaping your home, and you will see a very significant return on investment if you make the upgrade, potentially hundreds of dollars each year!
More savings in harsher seasons
If you upgrade your windows to energy efficient models before a particularly challenging season, then this can again lead to even greater savings. The harsher the winter, or the hotter the summer, the harder you will have to run your HVAC system to keep your home at the desired temperature.
Having energy efficient windows means you won’t have to run the HVAC system as hard in order to achieve the same temperature in your home.
You may be able to get a reimbursement from the federal government if you upgrade to a qualifying type of energy star efficient windows. Be sure to check the rules and regulations for the area you live to see if this applies to you specifically, but if it does, the savings can be very worthwhile.