On average, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, American homeowners spend $395 each summer on their air conditioning bills. When the sun is beating down through your windows and the humidity is at 90%, the last thing you want to do is bake in your home. Having said that, too many Americans think that the huge annual A/C price-tag is just a fact of life. However, we’re hear to tell you that you can have all the comfort of an air conditioned home without the huge costs.
Replace Your Windows in the Spring
By having replacement windows installed in your home before the summer comes, you can cut a huge chunk out of your seasonal and annual energy bills. Quite simply, American homes with old or damaged windows waste from 10 to 25% of their heating and cooling bills every year.
If you notice that no matter how much heat you pump into your home in the winter it stays cold, chances are your windows are leaking. Likewise, how many scorching summers have to go by with your costly A/C being jettisoned out into the sun before you realize it’s time for new windows? The spring is often considered to be the best time to have your new windows installed; after all, it’s neither too warm nor too cold for your window company to come and do their work. Plus, you can start reaping the benefits of a full set of energy efficient windows before the summer starts.
Benefits Beyond the Summer
As every Western New Yorker knows, the summer ends far too quickly around these parts. In the blink of an eye, we go from the oppressive heat of Buffalo in July to the ceaseless snows of November. Not only can seeking out replacement windows help you to better weather the physical and financial challenges of the summer, but updating your windows means better protecting yourself for many years to come. Consider, depending on the type of window you choose, the return-on-investment can be as high as 78.7% for the life of your windows.
The summer is coming fast, bringing with it a stack of high energy bills. If reducing your costs, not only for the summer but for many years, is as simple as replacing your 20-year-old windows with the energy efficiency of Energy Xtreme, why wouldn’t you take that leap?