Replacement Energy Efficient Windows Benefits

double-hung-red-blogWhen most people hear “Home Improvement” they either think of the sitcom starring Tim Allen, or they think of how expensive it’s going to be.  Most homeowners are interested in home improvement jobs, but many are turned off by how expensive it usually ends up being.  But what if you could add to your house, and it would actually save you money?  Well, with energy efficient replacement windows, that is a real possibility!

Energy efficient windows help mitigate the initial cost of buying the materials and installing them by saving you on your energy bills.  In fact, if you have single pane windows in your home and replace them with energy efficient replacement windows, you could save up to $501 a year in energy bills!  Over 5 years you’re looking at about $2,500 which would put a pretty big dent in the initial cost of the windows.  When replacing double pane windows, the savings isn’t quite as big, but that’s because double pane windows are already so much more efficient than single pane windows.  You’re looking at up to $247 a year in savings when replacing double pane windows. That’s not to mention that energy efficient replacement windows can also help reduce your carbon footprint by up to 15 percent.

On top of the energy savings themselves, our government will help you out with the cost as well!  Since energy efficient replacement windows do help reduce your carbon footprint and save on energy, it’s important to the government to help as many people get these installed as possible.  That’s why there is a federal tax credit for 10% of the cost of your materials up to $500 for you to take advantage of, and save even more on those windows!

There are a ton of benefits to installing energy efficient replacement windows, and essentially no downside.  When you consider that they will end up paying for themselves and then some via the energy savings you’ll receive, it seems like a no brainer.  Plus, putting some new windows in your home can always help improve the overall look of your home and increase resale value!  So, if you’re sitting on single panes, or even double pane windows that aren’t energy efficient, you may want to look into it and start raking in the savings!