If you own a home in Fremont, there are likely a lot of projects on your home improvement to-do list. It seems like homes are always in need of upgrades, repairs, or general maintenance. If having replacement windows installed is one of the items on your list, here’s why we think you should move it to the top of the list, making this project a priority for the new year.
Installing New Windows Saves Money on Energy Costs
Many home improvement projects will improve the look of your home, and some will make your home more comfortable; but very few projects will help you save money on your monthly energy bills.
Having replacement windows installed is one of those few projects that can bring down your heating and cooling costs every month. This isn’t only the case if you have extremely drafty windows, either. If you have older single pane windows with aluminum frames, upgrading to dual pane windows with vinyl frames can be a game changer when it comes to the overall energy efficiency of your home.
In the hot summer months, you’ll find that you need to use your air conditioning unit much less frequently, and on cold winter nights, you won’t have to turn on your heater as often. You won’t have to sacrifice your family’s comfort either. Your new windows will keep your house more comfortable than you ever could have imagined, when it comes to temperature!
New Tax Credits Make Replacement Windows More Affordable
Starting on January 1, 2023, the federal government is helping to make energy-efficient replacement windows more affordable for homeowners! They are offering up to $600 in tax credits for replacement windows, and up to $500 for new patio doors! This means you can get up to $1,100 back from the government on your tax return after outfitting your home with new windows and doors. This is on top of the energy savings you’ll experience as well. Specific tax credits like these come and go, so be sure to take advantage of this one while it’s here.
Replacement Windows Are an Investment in Your Fremont Home
Some home upgrades cause the value of your home to go up, while others don’t. And while there’s nothing wrong with spending money on home improvement projects that don’t necessarily add monetary value to your home, it’s always great when the project does increase your home’s overall value.
Energy-efficient upgrades like having new windows installed are considered desirable by home buyers. So, if you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, having new windows installed can be a great decision. Unlike other home upgrades that can be taste-specific (remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, adding new flooring, etc.), new, energy-efficient windows will appeal to just about any savvy buyer who understands the energy savings associated with them.
If you’re ready to start saving on your monthly energy bills, want to take advantage of the current tax credits, and increase the value of your Fremont home, you should look into having replacement windows installed. Contact us at Custom Exchange to schedule an in-home appointment, at which you can receive a free quote and have all your questions answered.