How energy efficient are your windows
Posted By MyGuy
Today’s window technology is more advanced than ever before due to
manufacturers making energy efficiency, comfort, and security a priority.
Replacement windows can make your home more comfortable by reducing cooling
and heating loss, reducing drafts, and reducing outside noise from entering
your home. These windows can save you money every month by reducing your
energy consumption and lowering your cooling and heating bills. Studies
show that the average home can lose up to 30% of its cooling and heating
energy through the windows. New high performance replacement windows prevent
heat gain and loss by reflecting the heat and blocking UV rays. Therefore,
keeping your home cooler and avoiding interior furnishings from fading
due to UV rays. Read more to learn more about warranties and your return
on this investment.
Additionally, replacement windows will improve the security of your home
and add curb appeal.
If you are interested in installing replacement windows in your home, there
is good reason to do so as soon as possible. In 2007 Remodeling Magazine’s (remodeling.com) Cost versus Value report for replacement windows show replacing windows
is one of the home improvements with the highest return on investments
at 81%. This means you can gain value from your decision to replace your
windows. Many window manufacturers offer long term or Lifetime Warranties
so you may never need to replace your windows again.
Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows
- Can Reduce Your Energy Bill Up To 30%
- Improve Security
- Let In Less Dust And Dirt For A Cleaner Living
- Provide Noise Reduction
- Add Curb Appeal
- Have Long Term Durability / Long Term Or Lifetime Warranties
There are also many aesthetic and functional benefits of replacing your
windows. New windows can work like a face lift to remodel your home’s
exterior and interior and make your home look cleaner inside and out,
giving it a more polished look.
Today’s windows come in a variety of types, sizes, and colors. Many
homeowners consider replacing a picture window with an opening window
for added ventilation. Any number of configurations is possible.
Lastly, many highly efficient windows qualify for up to a 10% tax credit
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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