How Much Can You Actually Save During the Winter with New Replacement Windows?

reasons this year is the best time to replace your windowsThe last few winters have been costly with regard to heating your home. You’ve done everything you can to help trim the cost of heating your home during the winter, including keeping the thermostat set at a nearly uncomfortable level.

Still, it doesn’t seem to make much of a difference. Then you began to realize through research that a significant amount of the heat inside your home could be lost through drafty windows and doors. You began looking for replacement windows for your home, and you’re trying to figure out exactly how much you can save with those replacement windows.

The answer to that question can vary.

Yes, it is frustrating and you may not trust salespeople when they tell you that the numbers and the amounts can vary significantly from one person to the next, even with the same style and quality windows.

It all depends on a number of factors. First, what temperature do you keep your home set at? The cooler you keep your house during the winter, the more you’re going to save. For example, if you keep your home set at 18°C as opposed to 21°, you’re going to save a lot of money.

Now, with regard to everything being consistent, if you choose cheap replacement windows that are double glazed and vacuum sealed, you might save 20 percent on your home heating expenses. However, if you choose higher quality double glazed replacement windows that are sealed with krypton gas, you can save up to 70 or 80 percent more than you would with those cheaper replacement windows.

If 40 percent of your home’s heat is being lost through your old, drafty windows right now, you should be able to calculate just how much you could potentially save if you choose quality replacement windows now.