How would you like to save over $150 a year? Storm windows do more than protect from a storm. They also help keep your heating and cooling costs down. As the economy gets tougher, and it is going to be a lot worse if you go by the experts in the field of economy, the rising costs of heating and cooling can easily break your pocketbook.
The Cost Of Impact Windows Versus The Cost Of Heating
The cost of storm windows is not on the rise, but the cost of heating and cooling is on the rise. Every year, power companies need to increase their fees, the same as any other company. They have the same expenses, payables, and receivables as any other company. They also need to make a profit, and the way they do that is to increase their fees for energy, since it costs them to produce the energy.
One window in your house can cost you from $1 to $10 per month just in energy loss. If you have 10 windows, the cost can add up very quickly. Glass is a very poor insulator. It allows heat and cold loss of up to 30%, and that’s for the more modern windows. If you have a house that’s over 20 years old, the heat and cooling loss is much higher. Your power bill can go up as much as 30% in the summer and not get much lower in the winter.
You can, of course, put on some tinting but it only works in the summer for stopping the heat from entering. However, in the winter, it also stops heat from entering, when you need the extra heat. Both will cause your energy consumption to rise. You gain heat in the summer and lose heat in the winter. It almost a no win scenario, unless you install impact windows or storm windows.
They are doubled pane to insulate as much as glass can insulate. The glass they make today is a lot different than the glass made even 20 years ago. They are now designed to keep more heat and cold in to save you on your power bills. Since heat and cold can travel through the frame as well as the window, the window designs include the frames as well as the windows. The cost of impact windows can help keep the cost down to zero loss of energy. The added benefit is they will last through any storm.
If you want to save money on your power bill, the cost of impact windows is more than worth the price. In the first year alone you can save over $150 on your power bill. Of course, the more windows you have the higher your power costs, whether it’s in the winter or summer. Keeping costs down in today’s economy is not an easy task. The power companies will keep raising their prices, so they can make a profit. It’s best to do what you can to keep your power bills at a minimum. The cost of storm windows is more than worth the rising cost of energy.
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