Window manufacturers and window companies have done a great job telling us all that we need new windows. “All of our energy is just pouring out of the windows.” The truth is it’s not, however in some cases it is. Windows are one of the many areas that we lose energy in our home. However, because windows cost so much to replace ($15-$20k on the average home) this is not always the most cost-effective way to save energy.
Consider this, even if new windows could cut your energy bill in half which is highly unlikely, your R.O.I. (Return on Investment) would be about 15 years in this unrealistic scenario. Most studies have shown that the average R.O.I payback on windows is in the range of 25 to 35 years.
REenergizeCO looks at making improvements in a tiered approach. This approach breaks improvements into a set of steps that maximizes overall improvement in efficiency and takes into account Return on investment (“Grab the low hanging fruit first!”)
- Tier 1 improvements: Air Sealing, Insulation, and LED lighting.
- Tier 2 improvements: High-Efficiency Appliances (ie. Refrigerators, HV/AC, & Washer/Dryers)
- Tier 3 improvements: Windows, and installing renewable energy (ie. Solar and Wind).
When Homeowners follow this tiered improvement they accomplish two things at once. They not only spend less money but gain better improvements in energy efficiency.
We here at REenergizeCO install a number of different energy efficient windows. All of the windows we install exceed the Energy Star Northern Climate Zone restrictions. We can get most major brands of windows and can walk customers through the seemingly endless amount of options. Our three most common brands of windows consist of Simonton, Milgard, Marvin.
At the end of the day, we aren’t going to come into your house with high-pressure sales tactics. We want to educate our homeowners so that they can make the right decisions when it comes to improving their homes. When windows are the right choice, we offer the same high-quality install with the best products available just like our customers have come to expect from REenergizeCO.