Do Replacement Windows Save Money?

1Everyone wants to save money when possible and cut down on costs wherever they can. For homeowners, the never ending battle with utility bills, energy efficiency and home repairs seems to be a drain on bank accounts and extra money you worked so tirelessly for. Everywhere we turn we try and cut out expenses and budget our money in order to enjoy the things we love most in our lives. We’d all love to take a vacation, buy a new gadget or appliance, or spoil ourselves with something we just plain and simple…want. Believe it or not it is possible to cut down your overall expenses and save money in the long run.


Cutting down on electricity, especially in the dry Arizona heat where A/C units are run almost 67% in the summer and 85% of homes have a central A/C Unit, is a good start. How can you lower those numbers and reduce the amount of energy required to power your home and keep it cooled in the summer? Replacing windows is a perfect start. There’s a big difference between window replacement and window repair. Both will save you money in the long run. They both cut down on drafts and the amount of hot or cold air flowing in and out of the house. Some companies try to sell you a whole new door or window and replace the whole unit. Our motto, especially when it comes to sliding doors, “If the handles are fine and the tracks are fine, then don’t let another company sell you on a total sliding glass door replacement when you just need a simple glass replacement.”


Our double pane glass windows are very energy efficient, as the space in between the panes reduces the transfer of heat into or out of the home. Don’t be misled. There are situations where a simple window repair needs to be completely replaced with a new unit. If they’re broken and beyond repair, a new frame and window is necessary, but you still get the same energy saving results as a simple repair.


Energy Star estimates if you have single-pane windows, replacing them will save you between $126 and $465 a year, depending on the number of windows you replace and where in the United States you live. Over a ten year span, that’s over $4,000 in potential savings. You can do a lot of things with $4,000!


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