Does it cost a small fortune to heat your home during the winter, or cool it during the hot summer months? It’s entirely possible that old windows are letting in too much air. When that’s the case, you might be wise to consider replacing most or all of the windows in your home.
Replacing multiple windows can add a great deal of value to your home as well as enhancing its overall appearance. Removing loose or leaky windows has been proven to reduce energy bills – dramatically in some cases – and many homeowners find that lower heating and cooling costs mean that their new windows pay for themselves in just a few years. In some cases, a tax credit of up to $1,500 may be available for replacing old windows with energy efficient ones.
In addition to lowering your heating and cooling costs, new windows can improve your family’s quality of life by making your home more comfortable and filtering out noise from traffic or neighbors.
Even if you live in an older home, it’s possible to replace your windows without losing the charm that drew you to the house to begin with. Today replacement windows come in every style imaginable, so it should be easy to find some that will not detract from the unique beauty of an older house.