New windows save energy costs
Replacing your single-pane windows allows you to reap some pretty big benefits quickly for a modest investment. Replacement can
- increase the value of your home
- increase comfort
- reduce condensation
- cut ultraviolet rays
- increase light
- reduce heating and air conditioning costs
Homes with new energy-efficient windows are attractive to prospective buyers. Replacement costs are recouped at 70–80% of the cost to replace them. Energy efficiency also allows maintaining a constant comfortable temperature.
New energy-efficient windows
pay for themselves.
Reduced condensation on window panes and sills in turn reduces molds and mildew, which is a leading cause of allergies in the home.
New glazing technologies can also cut ultraviolet rays that can fade and damage upholstery and carpeting. Advanced coatings on glass can improve the quality of light because tints are no longer needed to reduce solar heat gain.
Energy-efficient windows can result in reduced demand for cooling and heating too. With some models, it may be possible to reduce the size required for heating and air conditioning systems by as much as 30%.