Trying to Determine How Much You Can Save on Replacement Windows Depends on Many Factors December 10, 2014 Replacement windows can help homeowners throughout Toronto save money on their heating and cooling expenses, especially if they approach the process in the right way and focus on energy efficiency. There are many other factors that can affect the prices of replacement windows. However, just because it’s possible to save money, there are many factors that contribute to this and it’s not going to be the same for every individual. Some people might actually save more than others. Consider the following factors when trying to determine how much you could save on your replacement windows: Current energy expenses. The size of your home. The current condition of your windows. The type of windows you purchase. The size of the windows. Let’s take a closer look at each of these factors. Current energy expenses. If you spend a lot of money on heating your home, especially if you keep the thermostat set relatively high, you could end up saving more money through the years by choosing more energy efficient windows. However, the more energy efficient those windows are, the more they’ll cost over time. The size of your home. If you have a large home, the investment in replacement windows is going to be greater than someone who has fewer windows and rooms. Avoid comparing your potential total expenditure on replacement windows with a neighbor who might not have as many windows. The current condition of your windows. If the window frames you currently have are in dire condition, it might require more work on the part of the installer to get them ready for the new windows. That’s going to impact price overall. The type of windows you purchase. If you prefer a nice bow or bay window over the old, outdated picture window in your living room, that might add to your cost. Also, if you end up choosing a triple glazed window for energy efficiency, it’s going to cost more than an double glaze (all aspects being equal). The size of the windows. Finally, the size of the windows are going to affect your overall investment. Choosing smaller windows or those that are the same size might help offset some of the ultimate expense, but if you want to increase the size of a window set in certain rooms, this is the time to make that investment. Larger windows generally cost more and if you’re increasing the current size of your existing windows, it’s going to require more work on the part of the installer and that’s going to increase the cost as well.