As the weather starts to cool, it brings to mind many pleasant thoughts such as fall leaves, hot cocoa and holiday gatherings. And then there are some not so pleasant aspects of the cooler weather – such as your monthly heating bill. Before the mercury drops too far this year, it’s a good idea to consider how you might save on energy this winter. One way that you might make your home more energy efficient – thereby saving money on your heating bill – is to replace older windows with new energy efficient ones. Read up more on the benefits of replacing your windows before this winter.
Do I Need New Windows?
A leaky or drafty window is a sure way to waste energy this winter. Using storm winters, weatherstripping and caulking can help but if your windows are very old, you are likely better off simply replacing them. Look for windows with an ENERGY STAR rating on them to help you maximize your home’s efficiency.In addition to the rating itself, modern windows come with a number of other features and benefits that you may want to consider including
In addition to the rating itself, modern windows come with a number of other features and benefits that you may want to consider including type of glazing, gas fills, spacers and frame materials. A window expert can help you choose the features that are right for your home based on your home’s construction, which direction the windows are facing, climate, etc.
On average, a household can expect to save between $126-$465 per year by replacing single pane windows or between $27-$111 per year when replacing double-pane windows.
Installing Your Windows
Even the best windows are not going to save you much money on heating if they are not properly installed. For this reason, it is best to leave installation to the professionals.
The method of installation is going to depend on a number of factors including the type of window, the construction of the house and the type of exterior.
Are There Grants Available for Energy Efficient Windows?
Over the years, the provincial and federal governments have offered a wide range of incentives and grants for homeowners to make their homes more energy efficient – and yes, this has included grants for new windows.
Because programs are constantly changing, however, we encourage you to speak with one of our customer service representatives about grants available at the time of your purchase or you may browse available government grants here.
What Are The Other Benefits of Replacing Your Windows?
Replacing windows is not an inexpensive home improvement, but for many homeowners it just makes sense. In addition to adding warmth to your home and taking the chill out of opening your energy bill, new windows look great and can make you feel better about your home in general.They also add value to your home. In fact, according to the Remodeling Impact Report from the National Association of Realtors, when homeowners replace older windows with.
They also add value to your home. In fact, according to the Remodeling Impact Report from the National Association of Realtors, when homeowners replace older windows with high quality energy-efficient ones, they can expect to recoup about 80% of their investment when they sell their home.
Jans Awning Products offers Window Replacement Services to homes in the Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Hamilton, & Brantford area.