When it comes to keeping your home cool, maintaining your home’s HVAC unit is key. An efficient unit will not only help keep your home cool and comfortable, but it can also help keep the dust out of your home, which means your home will be cleaner. Less dust also is directly related to fewer respiratory illnesses like asthma, but also annoying conditions like dry skin and bloody noses. For a/c savings, though, can replacing your windows also save you big bucks?
Most windows can actually be compared to having a giant hole in your home’s insulation. Especially if they are older, drafty windows. But new windows are expensive and installing them often costs just as much as the windows themselves. New windows aren’t the best cure for reducing your utility bills. There are easier and cheaper projects you can do, such as sealing all your home’s air leaks, which will have a bigger impact.
The energy savings from new windows don’t usually come even close to justifying their cost. And research shows that the payback period for replacement windows can be as high as 100 years. The new high-efficiency windows might offer twice the insulation value as the old single-pane windows you currently have. Which means new windows would cut your energy loss through the windows by as much as 50%. But some studies reveal only about 30% of your house’s heating and air conditioning disappears out the windows.
Before deciding to replace your windows for a/c savings, Just Call John’s to see what we can do to help you reduce your utility bills. John’s doesn’t just repair and replace HVAC units, we also offer a service that replaces the screens on your windows. We have thermostats that you can control even when you’re not at home. Check out one of our recent appearances on Sonoran Living Live where owner Andrew John talks about some of the options available for a/c savings.