14 Jul Benefits of Replacement Windows – Energy Efficiency and Beyond
Unless their existing windows are in extremely poor condition, many homeowners don’t consider getting new windows. The reason for this is often the cost of installation. However, not replacing older single-pane windows, even if they appear to be in decent condition, can end up costing more in the long run. Once you understand all the benefits of getting rid of those old windows, you may want to consider installing replacement windows.
Save Energy – Save Money
The cost of replacing your old windows may seem a little intimidating at first. What is even more intimidating are the long term costs. Windows that aren’t energy efficient can account for up to 30% of the heat loss in your home. When you add up the savings on your annual energy cost, it is easy to see replacement windows are a solid investment that will pay for itself over time.
You may also be able to receive instant savings offered through rebates for new windows from your utility company or claim a deduction on your income taxes for your energy-efficient replacement windows.
In addition to saving money on heating and cooling your home, using less energy will reduce your impact on the environment by conserving natural resources and reducing your carbon footprint.
Added Comfort and Convenience
Installing new windows can also increase the comfort level of your home. No more bundling up with two or three sweaters to stay warm or still feeling hot and sticky even though the air conditioner is cranked up as high as it will go. Energy efficient replacement windows can help you maintain a constant and comfortable temperature in your home no matter what the season.
New windows can also make life a little easier. No more struggling to open an old window or propping them up with something to keep them open. In most cases, today’s replacement windows are easier to keep clean, offering a tilt-in feature. This allows you to clean the outside of your windows from the comfort of the indoors, avoiding exposure to the elements or the danger of climbing ladders.
Increase Property Value
Even if you’re not currently considering selling your home, one of the reasons for any home improvement project is to increase your property value. Many of those interested in purchasing a home are looking for energy-efficient features. Already having them in place will make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Not only will it be easier to sell but a higher purchase price will allow you to recoup much of your initial investment.
The energy savings provided by replacement windows won’t be the only thing prospective buyers like. Brand new windows can go a long way by improving your home’s aesthetics and increasing its curb appeal. They improve your home’s overall environment with benefits like natural light, noise reduction, improved views and custom style.
Energy Efficient Replacement Windows
If you’re ready to replace your old windows, make sure to choose an Energy Star model. All Energy Star windows feature a label with energy performance ratings from the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). This way, you know exactly what your windows can offer.
Toms River Door and Window has been providing high quality door and replacement window installation in New Jersey for decades. We have extensive experience working with all types of replacement windows and doors and our craftsmanship and commitment to customer service can’t be beat.
We specialize in low-e glass windows designed to keep your heated or cooled air where you want it – inside your home. This glass is compatible with any type of frame, and we’ll show you just how much low-e glass windows can help you save! Call Toms River Door & Window today for a free estimate on replacement windows!