When you sit down on the couch near your windows do you notice that there is a draft? Perhaps you can feel that certain rooms in your home are hotter or colder than others, even when you have the air conditioner or furnace running throughout the house? If you answered yes to these questions, you should know that not only can replacement windows in Manchester help you feel more comfortable, they can also save you money.
Utility Bill Savings
The primary financial benefit of getting new windows is that you can improve your home’s energy efficiency, thereby saving money every month on your utility bills. If you have older windows that are single-pane or don’t have technology like low-emissivity coating, there is probably a lot of heat transfer from your home to the outdoors in the winter, and from the outdoors into your home in the summer. By adding more efficient windows with technology like better U-factors, lower solar heat gain coefficient, double panes, and improved window frames you can keep more money in your pocket rather than in the pocket of the utility company throughout the year.
Increased Home Values
Another financial reason to consider getting replacement windows in Manchester is if you are planning to sell your home in the next few years. Older windows that require frequent maintenance or are starting to fall apart and look like they are in disrepair can quickly bring down the “curb appeal” of your home when potential buyers come to look. Newer windows are made with frames that never have to be sanded, painted, or otherwise maintained, and always look amazing.
Tax Credits & Incentives
Finally, many homeowners find that they can offset some of the costs of replacement windows in Manchester by taking advantage of tax credits for the improved energy efficiency of their homes, or local incentives from states and municipalities. Before you have any windows installed it’s a good idea to talk to the replacement window company about the type of windows you’re considering to make sure they qualify for any tax credits you might want. They may also be able to point you toward more incentives you didn’t even know about before.
Talk to a window contractor today to find out more about the benefits that these windows can provide for your home and your wallet.