In Toronto, Replacement Windows Can Save a Lot of Money May 29, 2014 During the winter, most homes (or the average home) will tend to lose between 40 and 60 percent of their energy through the windows and doors. That’s an incredible amount of heat that is being sucked out through drafty windows and doors. When you’re thinking about improving the energy efficiency of your home, or you noticed that your windows are old and could use replacement, you might be focused first and foremost on the price of new windows. Think Differently Take a moment and shift your thinking when it comes to replacement windows. Is this going to cost a significant amount of money? Yes. However, instead of viewing it as an expense, it’s important to consider it as an investment. It’s no different than if you were to hire professional home improvement contractors to renovate your kitchen. For most homeowners when redoing their kitchen, bathroom, or adding to their home, they view those costs as investments. It’s due to the fact that those investments help to improve the value of the home. New windows can do the same, but they can also do something else that most other home improvement projects can’t: they can save money every month. Energy Efficiency Today’s windows are far more energy efficient than windows from the past. Depending on the type and size of the windows that you choose, you could actually improve the energy efficiency of your home by up to 80 percent. When you consider how much the average homeowner spends every month on heating oil, gas, and/or electric to heat their home, that can equal hundreds of dollars every season. Maybe even more. It all depends on the size of the home and the increase efficiency that replacement windows offer. Choosing the Right Replacement Windows As noted, with the right windows, you could save up to 80 percent of the energy in your home. The more energy efficient the windows are, the more expensive they tend to be. You need to balance your budget with those potential cost savings. The most energy efficient windows are triple pane, or triple glazed windows and they are much heavier than the standard double pane windows. This can be an important factor when it comes to choosing the right replacement windows for your home. When you’re considering getting replacement windows for your home, consult with experts who can walk you through all of the options available to you.