Windows play a significant role in the amount of money homeowners spend on their monthly heating and cooling bills. Many homes, especially older ones, can benefit by upgrading to energy-efficient windows. At ABC Windows and More in Toledo, we help Ohio homeowners switch to beautiful, energy-efficient windows. Here’s how much you can save by switching to energy-efficient windows.
As with most calculations about energy savings, the amount you save will vary based on where you live, and the kind of windows you’re replacing. To give a generalization, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EnergyStar program estimates that the average U.S. home can save between $126 to $465 a year when replacing single-pane windows and $27 to $111 a year for double-panes.
Saving a few hundred dollars every year with energy-efficient windows makes them a worthwhile home improvement to undertake. The windows will pay for themselves in no time, and you’ll save thousands of dollars over the lifetime of the home. We understand that most people aren’t thinking about environmental sustainability when renovating their home, but using energy-efficient does reduce your overall carbon footprint. Just think of it as an added bonus.
At ABC Windows and More, we use dual-glazed glass packs that exceed the thermal glazed glass systems that are often seen in wood and new construction vinyl windows. The windows have inert gas to increase its insulating capability against the transfer of heat or cold from the outside. Besides improving thermal protection, the second pane acts as an additional noise barrier. Some homeowners report that up to 75 percent of exterior noise is muted after they installed insulated glass windows.
Upgrading your windows will also save money on future repairs. Our CFC-free closed cell foam-filled frame and sash are virtually maintenance-free. They’re made from pure first-run vinyl offering greater durability, strength, and thermal insulation not found in traditional window materials.
The Low-E glass coatings that are applied to the glass keeps winter warmth in and summer heat out with Ultra Violet blockage. This UV blocking ability can also lead to savings on your home furnishing. Low-e coatings on windows also help reduce sun damage to your furniture, carpets, and even personal items like photos. Some estimates suggest Low-e coating windows can reduce UV-related sun damage by up to 75 percent.
With so many ways to benefit from upgrading your windows, homeowners who get their windows replaced by energy-efficient models will save a lot of money in the long run. At ABC Windows and More, we make it easy for homeowners to afford window pricing. We have special offers and even have financing options. If you want to upgrade your home with cost-saving, energy-efficient windows in Ohio, ABC Windows and More can help. Send us a message online to schedule an appointment to get an estimate.