We here at CMW Maintenance have been installing and upgrading windows for years. With the tax benefits and yearly savings being espoused by the green community, I thought I would delve in a bit deeper into the subject of energy efficient windows through the eyes of a Eugene, Oregon handyman. As much as we would all like to simply shell out the cash for window upgrades to our homes, I thought it would behoove my readers to know some more about the benefits of energy efficient windows. Below I will provide you with the benefits, cost analysis and your possible return on investment with energy efficient windows.
First, let’s discuss the energy and cost savings of energy efficient windows.
Lower HVAC costs: Energy efficient windows can reduce your heating and cooling costs substantially. Due to the heat retention and draft reduction, your home or business won’t need to run your air conditioner or heater as long to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Now let's look at your return on investment (ROI)
Energy efficient windows are pricey, there’s no getting around it. However, with year to year cost savings in heating, air conditioning and tax credits, there are plenty of reasons why going forward with such an expensive home update is actually cost effective.
Window replacement is one of the best home remodeling projects you can undertake in terms of ROI. Vinyl windows for instance will recoup you 72.9% of the project cost in added home value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s annual cost vs. value report.
If you select windows that qualify for the federal tax credit, you can save $200.00 off the sticker price of the windows.
The savings going from a single pane window to energy efficient windows will save you anywhere from $126.00 - $465.00 per year! Here in Eugene with our wildly varying climate throughout the year, you’ll be seeing the higher side of this yearly saving.
When it all comes down to it, energy efficient windows are the way to go. As Eugene, Oregon’s best handyman services provider, I highly recommend energy efficient windows to all of my clients. Yes, the initial quote can be quite staggering, but with tax credits, yearly energy savings and the 70+% increase of total cost being added to your home’s value, energy efficient windows are a no brainer!
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