Home Remodeling | All You Need to Know About Energy Efficient Windows
Home Remodeling | Living in a home with older windows makes one all too aware of daily energy waste. Minimizing costs of heating and cooling through window improvement or replacement is key to an energy efficient home. Energy Star estimates that homeowners with single-paned windows save a minimum of $126 to $465 a year by replacing windows alone. Lower your costs and improve the energy efficiency of your home by exploring a few window options below.
Repairing Existing Windows
New windows can cost anywhere from $150 to $1,000 per window. Repairing and rehabilitating existing windows is a more cost-effective option at $50 on average per window. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends replacing insulation on older windows. This includes caulking, weather-stripping and window coverings.
Economic Aid For New Windows
Homeowners purchasing Energy Star-qualified windows will receive a federal tax credit for replacing windows. According to the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit, green- conscious homeowners can receive a tax credit of up to 30 percent for qualifying alternative energy improvements.
Choosing Energy Efficient Glass
Glass pane is the singular most important aspect when choosing windows. Two innovations that have revolutionized energy efficient windows are glazing technologies and low-emissivity glass. Double and triple glazing uses two or three thicknesses of glass separated by an air space in one window. This technology dramatically improves insulation against heat and cold transfer. Another product used to reduce energy is low-emissivity glass. This is a clear coating applied to one side of glass to help the surface absorb or reflect radiant energy. The lower the emissivity rating, the better. – Marrokal
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