The One-Tonne Challenge and How That Can Impact Your Window Buying Experience March 10, 2017 Have you ever heard of the One-Tonne Challenge? If so, you know it has to do with reducing carbon emissions and protecting the environment. It may seem a bit of a stretch that you can actually take part in this challenge and improve the energy efficiency in your home simply by replacing your old, outdated, and drafty windows. Where more heat is lost in your home. 40 percent of your home’s heat is getting lost through drafty windows and doors. This means for every $1,000 you’re spending to heat your home during the winter, $400 of it is actually being wasted. What could you do with 400 extra dollars? That’s a lot of money for most people. Now, if you only consider replacement windows to help you save money on your heating expenses, that’s fine. However, if you want to improve the environment and reduce your carbon footprint, if you want to take part in this One-Tonne Challenge, consider high-efficiency, energy efficient windows and doors. You could spend several thousand dollars on brand new replacement windows and doors for your home. However, the savings you get on your heating expenses each and every winter can quickly pay for that. On top of that, when you’re using less heating oil, natural gas, propane, or electric to heat your house, you’re reducing your carbon footprint. You’re helping to take care of the environment while saving yourself money in the long run. So, are you ready to take on the One-Tonne Challenge?