Replacing your old, drafty windows could help you save hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs. Bel-Aire Home Improvement provides expert window installation as well as many other valuable services to residents of southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, eastern Iowa, and southeastern Minnesota. Their contractors say upgrading your home’s single-pane windows provides many financial advantages.
Single-pane windows consist of one layer of glass, providing only a minimal barrier between your home’s interior and outdoor elements. Modern windows feature two or three panes of glass with argon gas between them to reduce the risk of leaks and better trap climate-controlled air indoors.
Replacing single-pane windows with Energy Star-qualified upgrades can save you $126–$465 a year, depending on how many windows you replace and where you live. Upgrading your windows also will improve the efficiency of your HVAC system to reduce utility costs and extend the life span of the equipment.
As a bonus, you can receive federal tax credits for upgrading your home’s windows to energy-efficient models. When choosing products for new window installation, make sure they carry the Energy Star label to qualify for the tax break. In addition, some manufacturers offer specials and rebates, so your savings could increase further.
Along with reducing utility costs, new windows require less maintenance and don’t have to be replaced as often as older models, so their long-term savings shouldn’t be ignored. If you are considering new window installation for your home, turn to a home improvement professional to help you select energy-efficient products.
Residents of the tri-state area can rely on Bel-Aire Home Improvement for high-quality window installation and an array of other home improvement services, from spray foam insulation to roofing and siding. To discuss the best windows for your home and request a quote, call (608) 348-2381 or contact them online.