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How Much can you Save with Replacement Windows?

With billions and billions of dollars roaming through the country, you’d think that snagging a dollar wouldn’t actually be that hard. Though sometimes, it’s harder than finding a diamond in the rough. This makes it doubly important to find ways to save your hard earned cash. This can be done with windows, but how much exactly?

Conserving Energy

Remember when your mother used to tell you to turn out the lights when you leave a room? Well, you can do one better. Replacing windows, according to Energy Star, will save you at least $27 per year. Before you go opening up a trust fund, understand that this is the low limit. They also state that you can save $126-465 per year if you have single pane windows. Double pane windows will save you around $111 dollars per year. Money magazine quotes a 10-25% savings on your energy bill with new windows.

The Government, Your Friend

If your government hasn’t done a heck of a lot for you lately, you can trust that there might be energy savings grants out there to be had. Most of these grants will reimburse you when the project is finished.

Costs and Benefits

If you get the government to pay for your windows, the savings are already there. If you pay for replacement windows yourself, you’ll have to work out exactly what it’s going to cost you and how long it will take for you to see the savings.

New windows can cost anywhere from $150 to $1,000 while the labour to replace them will typically run you around the same amount.

Choose Wisely

The more you do to get an energy efficient home at a lower cost, the more you are going to save. Your mother was right when she told you to turn off the lights when you leave. Same goes for all the windows in your house. Damaged or open windows equal a smaller wallet.

A Trusted Company?

Instead of believing all the high numbers that different companies are going to tell you when you walk into their stores, ask friends, neighbors or relatives about the kind of savings they have actually experienced by replacing their windows. They will be more inclined to give you an honest appraisal of their experience than anyone else.

Do all the math before you replace anything. Having a plan of action and knowing exactly the kind of consequences that plan will reap is going to help you decide if there are actual savings to be had.

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  • Amy Easton says:

    Thank you for this article. It finally convinced me to buy new windows. I have been putting off buying new windows for a while now because I just didn’t want to spend the money. I didn’t think I would get a return on my investment. But I can see now that I was totally wrong. I can’t believe how much I can save on my energy bill just by getting newer windows. Installing windows is actually more affordable than I thought too. I am finally going to stop being cheap and get new windows in my home!

  • Kelly says:

    I really appreciate the tips in this article. I am now convinced I have to purchase new windows. I am embarrassed to say that I put off buying windows for a while because I was being cheap. I didn’t realize how much money I would actually save in the long run. I can now see that it is worth it to buy new windows. I can’t believe how much money I can save on my electricity bill just by installing new windows. Installing windows is actually more reasonable than I thought they were going to be. I am finally going to stop being cheap and buy these new windows.

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