Upgrading your windows saves on energy costs

Upgrading your windows saves on energy costs

As we face another bitter winter in Chicago, we all search for ways to cut our heating costs. Contacting a Chicago duct cleaning service and scheduling HVAC service is one way of making sure that you are ready for the winter heating season. Having an energy efficient HVAC system is a way that you can reduce your heating costs this winter. Sealing ducts, window and door frames and making sure that you have sufficient insulation are other ways to help reduce the cost of heating your home during the bitter northern winters. However, if you have inefficient windows, everything you are saving is going right out of your windows each month.

By upgrading your windows, you can save thousands of dollars in energy costs. Even though you may have to pay a large amount to upgrade your windows, the savings you will realize year after year will more than pay for the investment in your home. New windows can save money by keeping cool air in during the summer and out during the winter. Therefore, your HVAC unit does not need to run as hard to cool and warm your home. Even if you opt for a lower grade double-pane window, even the less costly models are much more energy efficient than older single pane windows that we find in most older homes.

If you are ready to save money on your heating and cooling costs by replacing your old windows with new energy efficient windows, your first step is to contact a reputable window installation company. Before choosing a company, check references (from both the company and the ones that you can find by searching online) and check with your local Better Business Bureau and Chamber of Commerce. If you can get a personal recommendation from a friend or relatives, that is even better.

Make sure you discuss your options with the contractor and gather as much information as you can about the different types and models of windows. Do your research so that you can make the most of this home investment. To choose which new window is best for your home, compare the cost of each window with its efficiency, style and warranty. Get a written estimate of all costs, including labor and parts, before signing a contract for installation.

For all of your Chicago heating services, including emergency Chicago furnace repair, contact 24 Heating & Cooling. We are your number one source in the Chicagoland area for all your heating and cooling needs.

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