• Window Glass Replacements Can Save Money

    Window Glass Replacements Can Save Money

    If you have been considering window glass replacements for your home the warmer months are a great time to invest in these upgrades. Residential window replacement is considered an upgrade thanks to the added benefits new windows can bring to your home. Two of these benefits have to do with saving you money in the long run.

    Two Things to Consider When it Comes to Window Glass Replacements

    • Energy Savings – If your current windows are single pane or they have cracks or leaks, then it is likely your home’s windows are leaking all of the cooled or heated air your air HVAC system provides to your home. This results in increased energy costs. When it comes to energy savings, once you have window glass replacements, you can save up to anywhere from $126 to $465 a year, according to energystar.gov. If you are replacing double pane windows you can save from $27 to $111 a year on energy costs. While these savings may not seem like much you will also be increasing the current value of your home and making your home more comfortable.

    If you don’t feel like the energy savings are worth replacing your windows, you may also want to look into tax credits.

    • Tax Credits – If you are thinking about window glass replacements, consider that you can claim 10 percent of the cost of your new windows up to $200 for each window, with a total tax credit up to $500. Note that this does not include installation costs. These windows will need to meet energy star requirements and be installed in your primary residence. You may also want to contact your local utility company to see if they offer any refunds when it comes to increasing your home’s energy efficiency.

    When it comes to window glass replacements the energy savings and tax credits may help you offset part of the initial cost. You will also find that the increased comfort levels offered by window glass replacement are well worth it.

    If you are looking to install new windows in your home, contact us today at Dan’s Glass. Let our glass experts help you find the right windows for your home.

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