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Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane Chojnowski Feb 13. 12 Replies

Hey Guys,Im looking at buying energy efficient windows for my home. I hear they can considerably reduce heating loss in winter while keeping the place cool in Summer. Does anyone know rounghly how…Continue

Tags: efficient, energy

Assessing the true end user price of installing a new boiler?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Cook May 11, 2017. 3 Replies

Hi there, I often get quizzed over the true cost to the user of installing a new boiler.  It seems to me consumers do not understand the costs around buying and installing a new boiler. You have…Continue

Tags: regulations, pricing, boiler

 

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Diane Chojnowski replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"We purchased Indow window inserts (interior storm windows) for our house built in 1860. The increase in comfort is significant. The dining room used to be freezing cold and now is comfortable."
Feb 13
Kathryn Foster replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"To add to your research, here's an article about storm windows: https://indowwindows.com/resources/storm-windows-guide/. The company I work for manufactures interior storm windows that require no construction. They're custom made for…"
Feb 11
Philip G. Loudon replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"All great questions but are we to now require an ROI for jetted hot tubs and interior flooring? Of course not. We buy these items because they make us comfortable. Comfort is defined by three primary components; air movement, humidity and radiant…"
Dec 20, 2018
Randy Kinnison replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"This was from a new window install that had fiberglass insulation stuffed around it before the trim was re-installed. Made me so sad, as the gentleman had cancer and was preparing the home for his wife when he passed!  As far as ROI, my…"
Dec 20, 2018
Ryan Moore replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"Hi Tom, lots of great replies on this already, which I agree with. I wanted  to express that software can come in handy for these types of situations. The software I work on has an optimization function that can model out thousands of…"
Dec 20, 2018
Jeff Strassner replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"In certain climates, energy efficient windows are certainly worth investing.  It depends on what you want to do with your home.  Vinyl windows do well on the coasts but are a short-term solution for harsher climates like Colorado and…"
Dec 20, 2018
Franco Oyuela replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"ENERGY WINDOW. The range for energy-efficient window pricing is wide, but Energy Star-qualified windows start around $100 for a 35-inch-by-72-inch, single-hung window and can go up to 10 times that. With labor, you're looking at about $270 to…"
Dec 18, 2018
Dannie Jackson replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"If you look at the R factor of the window and compare it to old school single pain glass windows you will definitely see that energy efficient windows will save you money.  If you have old school tech windows then chances are you live in an old…"
Dec 14, 2018
ayazfudugo1 replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"For both new and existing homes, Energy efficient windows are an important consideration Heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for residential heating and cooling energy use.  These windows are totally worthy to…"
Apr 20, 2018
Mick Lane replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"Let's talk incremental cost.  You could buy double pane windows. Standard size about $10 - 15 per SF, Custom $25 - 30. EnergyStar Standard size $25 to 30, EnergyStar Custom $35 to 40.  Ultra Premium (Triple pane, fiberglass frame, $40…"
Apr 12, 2018
Jacob Corvidae replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"If you're looking for energy gains and your windows are old, here's my general approach:  1) if they are old metal-frame windows, then replacing is probably a good idea as the metal brings a lot of outside temperature in (thermal…"
Apr 12, 2018
Barbara Smith replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"Windows are a long term investment and do not expect energy savings alone to justify replacing them.  In most homes, your limited dollars for investing in energy saving measures would not go to windows unless you had addressed other…"
Apr 12, 2018
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Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?

Hey Guys,Im looking at buying energy efficient windows for my home. I hear they can considerably reduce heating loss in winter while keeping the place cool in Summer. Does anyone know rounghly how much they cost and are they worth the investment?Looking here - https://priceexperts.co.uk/window-prices/energy-efficient/ - there’s a rough estimate. Does anyone have any experience cost versus…See More
Apr 11, 2018

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