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Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Miller on Thursday. 30 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 Tyler Warner Sep 2. 6 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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Eric Miller replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"And storm windows are now available as an "Energy Star" product - a very worthy option for the home owner that desperately needs to improve their window situation and have a limited budget. Installation is much less complicated too."
Thursday
David Armington replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"Thermal resistance is largely determined by the nature of the insulating material, its thickness and Its percentage in the surface area of the envelope.   Therefore, you are going to lose a relatively high amount of thermal energy over a…"
Thursday
Scott Katznelson replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"The calculation involves heat loss across the window. Calculate the difference based on the u-value of each window type. Calculation is also climate specific. Then translate that BTU difference into dollars based on fuel type used and cost per unit…"
Nov 1
Brian A McFadden replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"I know windows have a long payback period as compared to other improvements such as insulation, air sealing, duct replacement etc. What I'd like to know is once the decision is made to upgrade windows is it worth paying more for say the more…"
Nov 1
Kent Browning replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"As others have said - replacement windows are helpful for comfort but don't expect them to payback in energy savings alone."
Oct 17
tedkidd replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"Good windows matter, particularly in super cold climates, if you're floor plan has you sedentary near a window.  It's a mean radiant thang.... Energy payback, 1000 years. Comfort payback, priceless."
Sep 26
Luis Rios replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"To really know how much you are going to save it is important to know the current condition of the windows you have.  It will be much more worth your investment to hire a window replacement company, if your windows are more than 10 years old,…"
Sep 20
Tyler Warner replied to Tom Smith's discussion Assessing the true end user price of installing a new boiler?
"@Ash, I can see the frustration, however, how do you go less transparent without dramatically reducing your lead conversion rate? You can't really tell a potential customer - hey, sign here first and then we'll tell you the full…"
Sep 2
Ash Healy replied to Tom Smith's discussion Assessing the true end user price of installing a new boiler?
"We are considering moving to a less transparent model which may seem bizarre but it's due to requests from our partner installers. https://greener.ie/boilers/brands/firebird-boiler-prices/"
May 31
Sam Price replied to Tom Smith's discussion Assessing the true end user price of installing a new boiler?
"There are so many factors when calculating the cost of a new boiler. It's not quite as simple as boiler + labour = final cost. You'll need to consider other extras, such as flue types, plume kits, gas runs, filters, controls and chemical…"
May 20

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