When most homeowners think about energy savings, their first thoughts turn to solar panels. However, there is something you already have around your house you could replace and take advantage of substantial energy savings. Window replacement should be sought every so often as your old windows break down. If it has been a while since you got new windows, then you should look into getting new, energy efficient windows installed.
One quality you want to look at when shopping for new windows is the R-value. This refers to a window’s ability to retain heat. Many older windows allow heat to go past effortlessly, which means you need to spend more on running the heater to warm the interior of your home when it is cold out. Houses with windows with high R-values are not as reliant on centralized heating because it is easier for the inside to stay warm. By using the heater less often, you can save money over time. [Read more…]