How to cut your costs without cutting quality for home windows
Looking for ways to save money? How would you like to reduce your electric and heating bill? A good way to save money is be insulating, repairing or replacing your buildings windows. A tightly sealed house prevents heat from leaving requiring less energy being used to keep the temperature where you want it.
A money saving tip from money matters 101 offers the following advice “If your home has single-pane windows, as almost half of U.S. homes do, consider replacing them. New double pane windows with high-performance glass are available on the market. In colder climates, select windows that are gas filled with low emissivity (low-e) coatings on the glass to reduce heat loss. In warmer climates, select windows with spectrally selective coatings to reduce heat gain. If you are building a new home, you can offset some of the cost of installing more efficient windows because doing so allows you to buy smaller, less expensive heating and cooling equipment.”
If you don’t have the ability to go with replacing your existing windows then we highly recommend that you replace any broken glass and make sure the window is well caulked for insulation. Tim Carter from the website ask the builder states this to home owners; “Old home windows are possibly the largest energy thieves in your home. …Poor or non-existent caulking around windows can allow massive amounts of air infiltration. In other words, if you decide to keep your old windows, you need to understand you’ll be wasting energy dollars whenever your furnace or air conditioner is operating”
Luckily there is help. By simply having a professional window installer take a look at your building and assessing your windows you can get an idea on how much money you can save. Don’t let your money fly out the windows. Be proactive in your money management and see how you can save more on your essential needs. For a free professional estimate fill out our contact form or call us today.