5 Reasons this Year is the Perfect Time to Replace Your Old Windows February 27, 2015 Maybe you’ve been kicking around the idea of replacement windows for your Toronto area home for some time. No matter how long you’ve owned the house, replacement windows could be an extremely important decision that can save you money and help increase the value of your home significantly. However, as with many home owners, the idea of spending several thousand dollars on this home improvement project may not seem like s stretch, especially if you’re how much it’s going to cost you. We have put together five reasons why this year is the perfect time to consider replacing those windows once and for all. 1. You could be saving a tremendous amount of money on your heating expenses every winter. Depending on the type of replacement windows you choose, you could save hundreds of dollars every month during the winter on home heating bills. Highly energy efficient windows can cut down on drafts by up to 80 percent or more. Within a few years those windows could end up paying for themselves. 2. The cost of energy continues to rise. Even though the cost of fuel right now has declined a bit from where it was in 2010 and 2011, the average cost for electric, home heating oil, natural gas, and other fuels continues to rise year after year. The longer you wait to replace your old, drafty windows, the more money you could be throwing out the window. 3. 40 percent. 40 percent of your home’s heat during the winter and cool air during the summer can be lost through old, drafty windows. Just consider how much you spend on heating and cooling your home every year and cut that by up to 40 percent. 4. Protecting your furniture. With low-e film coating on the windows, you could cut down on the ultraviolet radiation from the sun, which causes fading and creates heat within your home. This is important during the summer to keep you from having to run the air conditioning system all the time. 5. Boosting the value of your house. If you have been contemplating selling your home to purchase a new one, replacing the windows now could help not only boost the value of it, but it can have a direct impact on those who come to view it and place offers. You could end up getting more offers, competitive offers, and selling your home for quite a bit more than you expected. If any of these five reasons sounds great to you, contact Platinum Windows and Doors today.