Reduce Heating Expenses this Winter with New Replacement Windows November 20, 2015 Last winter you might have been shaking your head every time the utility bills arrived in the mail. You could’ve spent an astronomical amount of money on your electric bill and home heating. It can certainly be frustrating thinking that this winter could be just as bad, or even worse. If you are trying to think of ways you can save money on your heating expenses this winter and for every winter into the future, think about replacing your old, drafty windows. If your windows are at least 15 years old, it’s well past time to consider replacing them anyway. Not only could you potentially see an increase in your home’s value, you will also save a significant amount of money on your heating expenses during the winter, if you choose the right energy efficient windows. Whatever style or size window you choose, focus on those that are sealed with either argon or krypton gas. Krypton is far more energy efficient than argon, but they are both vastly superior to just having windows vacuum sealed. Look for the energy efficiency ratings on those windows, ask the customer service representative what those numbers mean, and avoid the temptation of purchasing the cheapest possible windows you can find. If you just want cheap windows, you might as well head down to your local home improvement superstore and grab whatever they have on the shelf. You’ll regret it when your heating expenses don’t improve and you notice just how poor the quality of those windows are once they are installed.