As cold weather advances, homeowners throughout the country can expect to see a substantial increase in energy prices. According to the Energy Information Administration, the price for heating oil, natural gas and electricity is projected to jump by nearly 20 percent.
With such high increases this year, homeowners everywhere are giving inefficient windows and doors the cold shoulder. According to a recent study commissioned by a manufacturer of windows and doors, nearly 26 percent of homeowners say what they dislike most about their existing windows and doors is that they are drafty and inefficient. As temperatures outside drop, these inefficiencies quickly turn into rising utility bills.
Energy efficient windows and doors are crucial to maintaining a home’s comfort all year long, but especially during the coldest months. Research shows that homeowners who replace single-pane glass windows with ENERGY STAR qualified products can save $125 to $450 on energy costs annually.