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How Replacing Your Old Windows Saves You Money

Some homeowners deliberately delay getting a window replacement, thinking it’s an unnecessary cost. However, what many don’t know is that a window replacement can actually save them money in the long run. 

Here are the ways installing new windows can help you save money: 

Replacing Your Old Windows Saves You Money

Better Energy Efficiency 

Scratching your head over a higher-than-expected bill? Drafty windows are a possible suspect. According to the Department of Energy, heat gain and heat loss through windows account for 25% to 30% of residential heating and cooling costs. However, if there’s a window leak, this figure increases to nearly 40%. 

Here’s a tip: if you’re looking for an energy-efficient window replacement, make sure to choose one with an ENERGY STAR® certification. Only windows that have met the Environmental Protection Agency’s stringent performance standards. On average, ENERGY-STAR-certified windows can lower household electricity bills by about 12 percent nationwide.   

Lower Maintenance Needs 

Routine maintenance is a must if you want to keep your windows in good condition. However, older windows have higher maintenance needs than newer windows. 

Here’s a tip: choosing a durable, easy-to-maintain window can lower your home’s maintenance needs. If you’re looking for a window replacement, you might want to consider installing windows made from Fibrex®, an exclusive wood-and-vinyl composite. The composite combines the best qualities of wood and vinyl: the former’s durability and the latter’s maintenance needs. 

Improved Curb Appeal 

Your windows may not be the largest part of your exterior, but they still have a large impact on your home’s curb appeal, which partly determines its property value. To boost your home’s curb appeal, it’s important to choose a window design that complements the other parts of your exterior. Remember: when it comes to exterior design, consistency is key. 

Important note: choosing a window style can be tricky. That’s why if you’re having trouble choosing one, don’t hesitate to consult one of your local window contractors. 

Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island offers a wide variety of specialty windows. To schedule a free consultation with one of our design experts, call us at (631) 843-1713 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Huntington as well as the surrounding communities in Long Island.

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"I was very impressed with Renewal by Andersen. They showed up in time and we received several follow up phone calls as the installation was being done as well as the sales representative stopping by to check in on the installation. The delivery/ installer was very professional. I would highly recommend Renewal By Andersen."

DARLENE CAREY | MASSAPEQUA, NY
February, 18

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