The windows installed in your home are likely one of the most charming and aesthetic features of the structure. They let natural light and warmth in, and during the cooler times of the year, allow air to flow through your home. Upgrading your older windows to new, energy-efficient options offers an array of benefits.
However, new windows do represent a significant investment. Now is the time to learn more about “what’s in it for you,” when you make this investment.
Reduce Costs and Save Money
According to information provided by Energy Star, you may be able to save just under $500 if you replace the single-pane windows in your home and just over $100 per year when you replace the double-pane windows in your home with ones that are Energy Star rated.
Reduced Heating and Cooling Costs
Because energy-efficient windows help keep cooled or heated air inside, it means your HVAC system does not have to work as hard. This means that your energy costs will be reduced significantly. Over time, this may add up to significant savings and even help to cover the investment in new windows you made.
Increased Comfort During the Cold Months of the Year
Regardless of where you live, you likely experience significant weather and temperature fluctuations—for example, biting cold temperatures in the winter and high heat and humidity in the summer. If you have old, damaged, or drafty windows, they probably do not do too good of a job of keeping your home comfortable.
However, with new, energy-efficient windows, all this can change. You can feel confident that once trained and experienced professionals install them, your home envelope will be sealed and, you will be able to enjoy a more comfortable living environment.
Improved Aesthetics and Curb Appeal
Have you ever seen a home with old or damaged windows? They may look rotten or have paint peeling off the frame. The screens may be missing, and glass broken. All these things result in reduced curb appeal. While this is not a good thing if you are planning to stay in your house, if you are trying to sell, old and damaged windows can cause a potential buyer to look elsewhere.
Making an investment in new windows means you can feel confident that your home’s curb appeal will be restored and that people who see your house will be impressed. Also, new windows can even turn into a selling point if you plan to put your house on the market.
Work with the Professionals to get the Right New Windows Installed
Today, there are all types, styles, and sizes of windows to choose from. It’s smart to work with the professionals to find out the best type of windows for your home. They can evaluate what you currently have and make recommendations about the right style for your home to increase efficiency and curb appeal. This will ensure you make a smart investment.