Minnesota Replacement Windows | Energy Efficiency

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Homeowners today are extremely concerned when it comes to making their homes more energy efficient. All across the country heating and cooling prices are hitting all time highs. These skyrocketing energy costs have taken a deep cut into homeowner’s wallets. In response homeowners usually think about new energy efficient appliances when looking to conserve energy and save money on their utility bills.

However, the U.S. Department of Energy says that 33 percent of air leakage comes from walls, floors and ceilings. Curbing this alone could have a significant effect on your energy use and utility bills. One of the easiest ways to improve a home’s energy efficiency is to replace old inefficient windows with some new ones. According to energystar.gov you can save $125 – $340 a year by replacing old single pane windows with new energy efficient replacement windows (see Table 1).

National-Window-Replacement-Savings Estimate

Also, according to Energy Star, if you added up all the small holes in a typical home, the result would be the equivalent of leaving a window open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Energy-Star-Residential-Windows-Doors-Climate-Requirements - Minnesota is considered a northern climate region

That’s why it’s a good time to get a handle on those exterior home improvements to start conserving energy. Insulating value, air tightness, and professional installation are all factors in maintaining a home’s heating and cooling properties. A great way to start saving on energy bills is to install a new layer of insulation when installing new siding. Another is to replace poorly sealed and inefficient windows and doors with new high efficiency units that look great and are much easier to maintain. This will ensure that your home is protected from the elements and is more energy efficient during the warm and cool seasons. Many of the window and siding products offered these days represent significant energy efficiency benefits. Plus, the windows and siding products that are now available are virtually maintenance-free and do not need to be scraped or painted every few years, saving additional time and money.

Energy Audit Test Showing Trouble Areas Of Home

With rising energy costs pressing many homeowners’ to look for ways to improve their home’s energy efficiency, an investment in professionally installed siding and energy efficient replacement windows and doors can protect your most valued asset while saving you time and money for years to come. Windows & doors are the largest factor in making your home more energy efficient. Is your home losing money through its windows or doors?

Today, we know more about how to save energy than ever before. When it comes to our homes, the more energy efficient we make them, the lower the monthly utility bills are going to be. It’s as simple as that!

Hiring a Minnesota home improvement contractor is the first step in making your home more energy efficient.

Some Content Courtesy of ARA