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How to Save Money With Your Windows

Posted on September 13, 2019

Quad Cities Window Replacement

There are few homeowners these days, if any, who aren't at least a little interested in saving money on their home. It could be a need for a greater ROI or a wish to reduce the cost of your monthly bills. Whatever the case may be, you may be pleased to learn that you can save money in your own home with the features of your home — particularly your windows.

Energy Efficient Windows

One of the best ways your windows can save you money is if they're energy efficient. Older, less efficient windows can sometimes allow heat to escape or air to leak into your home, causing drafts that make your heating and cooling bills shoot up. If your window doesn't let enough light into your home, you might even have to rely on your electrical lighting more than you would otherwise. Energy efficient windows will flood your room in light and help to insulate your home, thus lowering your energy bills and saving you hundreds or thousands throughout the year.

Fixed Windows

Are you just interested in adding more light or outdoor views to your indoor space? If that's the case, you might consider investing in a fixed or "picture" window. Fixed windows come in all shapes and sizes, with one distinction — they're not designed to open. Obviously, if your goal is ventilation, these windows might not be for you. However, they are generally less expensive than operable windows and a great boost for energy efficiency, so this could be an excellent option when it comes to saving money with your windows.

Lower Costs Long-Term

Investing in a high quality, durable, energy efficient window may cost more money upfront than a standard or lower quality window, but it could save you money in the long run. A high quality window will last for decades longer than the competition, saving you money when it comes to repairs and replacements. Low-maintenance windows will save the money that you might otherwise pay in upkeep. They'll also save you time and energy, which can often be as valuable if not more than the money saved. 

Interested in saving money with your windows? Let Mainstream Home Improvements help. Contact us today for more information or a free estimate.

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