Picture Perfect Windows: Enhancing Your Home's Value and Energy Efficiency
A look at how enhancing your home's value impacts its energy efficiency
If you're looking to increase the value of your home, one of the most effective ways to do so is by investing in new windows. New windows can add as much as $12,000 to your home's selling price. Energy Star windows, in particular, are highly desirable for modern buyers, with 89% considering them essential and 62% wanting windows to protect against harmful UV rays.
These windows can also save you money on energy costs. On average, replacing single pane windows with double or triple pane options can save up to $465 per year on heating and cooling expenses. This is because they maintain a consistent temperature, reducing the need for energy usage. In addition, Energy Star windows provide up to $500 in federal tax credits in 2022 for upgrades, repairs, and new installations.
Low emissivity glass can further enhance the energy efficiency of windows by reducing energy costs. By replacing your windows with low-e glass, you can reduce your carbon footprint by eliminating up to one ton of carbon in the atmosphere every year. New windows can provide a high return on investment, save you money on energy bills, and reduce your carbon footprint, making them a valuable investment for any homeowner looking to increase the value of their property.