Information on heating costs was recently published by a leading organization, and the data has our attention here in the Capital Region. AARP’s public policy institute projected that: “homeowners living in NY might experience new [heating] costs… upwards of 13%.” New Yorkers have been paying the second highest electric bill in the nation for years—60% above the national average, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Never before will energy efficient windows play such an important role in making up the difference between saving and spending this winter and the next.
So what do you need to know about replacement windows to get maximum benefit in heat savings? Here are five things to consider when replacing windows in your home.
20% of your home’s heat loss can come from doors and windows, but that percentage—named by international associations—will vary based on how many doors and windows you have in your home (and how large, small or insulated they are). For more information on how to detect heat loss in your home or Window Replacement in Albany NY, consult our previous post: 4 WAYS TO DETECT HEAT LOSS FROM WINDOWS & DOORS THIS WINTER, or take a look at our official page on WINDOWS / DOORS projects.