Posted on October 25, 2018
You’ve probably heard from multiple replacement window companies in northern Virginia that replacement windows can actually save you money. Terms like energy efficiency are thrown around as well as “boost home value.” The good news is, this isn’t just marketing jargon. Replacing your old windows can actually save you money...because your old windows may be costing you more money than you think.
Often, homeowners put off replacing windows because of the cost, not realizing that keeping their old windows may be costing them as well. Old windows often allow for too much heat loss during the colder months. Hot air from inside the house leaks out, causing drafts in the home. It also causes your furnace or heat pumps to work harder to keep your home comfortable, which could cause a rise in your HVAC bills. In addition, the older the window, the more often you’ll need repairs. Eventually the cost of repairs or the frequency with which you need your windows repaired exceeds the justification to keep them.
Which makes the next question: how much money can you save with replacement windows? Most of this answer can be found in the energy efficiency of the window. Energy efficiency determines how well the window insulates and lights the room so that your home has to rely less on energy resources like HVAC and electric lighting to stay comfortable. The more energy efficient your window is, the more you can expect to save on your energy bills. A new, energy efficient window can actually lead to significant savings when it comes to your energy bills this winter and beyond.
Home value is boosted by the updates made to a home that appeal to potential buyers when the homeowner decides to sell. The newer the appliances and features, the better the home value. Energy efficient replacement windows certainly qualify as an update that can boost home value. Stylish windows that insulate your home and help to save on energy costs are sure to appeal to potential buyers. Thus you can include that in figuring out the listing price for your home and get a larger listing price than you might have with your old windows.
Interested in how much replacement windows could save you money? Contact Elements Home Remodeling today for more information or a free quote.