Renovating your home so that it is more conservative with energy and actually saves you money has just become much more affordable, thanks to a $200 tax credit that is available to homeowners that have energy star rated windows installed on their homes. The government is issuing tax credits for homeowners that are interested in making their homes more energy efficient. This will not only protect the environment and reduce your carbon footprint, it will also lower your monthly utility bills and help you make home ownership less expensive. In fact, the money you can save from having energy efficient windows installed on your home will eventually exceed the amount of money it costs to have them installed. It’s a renovation that ultimately will pay for itself!
Seal the Deal
When you have energy star rated replacement windows installed, you are reinforcing the seal between the interior of your home and the outside elements. This will prevent radiant heat from entering your home during the summer and cold air from entering your home during the winter. The result is that your home’s cooling and heating systems will have to operate less frequently to keep the inside of your home at your desired temperature. This will drastically reduce the amount of energy these systems consume yearly, which translates into increased savings. It will also improve the consistency of the temperature in your home, increasing your comfort level.
A lot of homeowners don’t realize that replacement windows will not only help you save money on energy, they can help you save money by preserving your furniture for longer. If your furniture is exposed to direct sunlight, the ultra-violet rays of the sun will start to fade the fabric. There are replacement windows available that are made to be energy efficient, but also have a protective UV coating that will better protect the interior of your home from harmful rays. This will keep your furniture looking newer for longer.
PJ Fitzpatrick can install energy efficient replacement windows that will make you eligible for a $200 tax credit. Our windows block 96% of the sun’s radiant heat, compared to a standard double pane window that blocks only 25%. Our windows also block 93% of UV rays, compared to standard insulating windows that only block 46%. Our staff of window experts can help you make your home more energy efficient so that you save money all year long.