From Margaret Everton on April 20, 2011 in Window Replacement
For part II in our Energy Efficiency Series, we’d like to feature some rather surprising data on cost savings for window replacement. The results should be to your liking (and your wallet’s as well). Read on, and share.
How Much Can You Save By Replacing Old Windows?
Outdated windows, particularly if you live in cold or moist climates, spell disaster for your energy bills. In fact, old, leaky windows may be responsible for as much as 25% of your currently inflated utility bill, according to EnergyStar.gov.
But there’s hope yet. Many window installers that we’ve worked with, especially those in Oakland and Alameda County, California, report better-than-average savings on window replacement in the western states. Contractor Michael Easter of the East Bay, for instance, says that most homeowners on the West Coast see a 93% return on their investment in new windows and doors.
And it doesn’t stop there. From arid, sunny Phoenix, Arizona to New Jersey and the chilly East Coast, window replacement saves our homeowners a minimum of 15% on energy costs.
Comparing Costs on New Windows
So what can you do to seal up the envelope of your home? Start by clicking here to compare cost savings on new windows.
And don’t forget about federal tax credits and rebates on energy-efficient window installations. If you replaced any windows last year, you can receive a tax credit of 30% of the cost of installation on this year’s return. You can also receive another rebate for installation in 2011, up to 10% of installation costs.