There’s a nip in the air and days are getting shorter. Old Man Winter will be here before you can say, “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.” It’s time to put away the lawn furniture, dig out those snow shovels, and stock up on hot chocolate. But is it too late to have energy efficient windows installed?
No, it’s never too late.
If you’ve noticed a draft near a window, your windows get foggy, the window frame is crumbling, you have a broken window, or your windows are more than 15 years old, now is the time to have them replaced before you throw any more money out your windows in extra heating costs.
According to the Department of Energy, 20-40% of your energy costs could be lost through older doors and windows and other leaks in your home. Even if the cold weather is already here, it’s time to put a stop to the heat loss.
If it’s freezing out, do I have to worry about warping or a bad installation?
No, this is a common misconception. In fact, windows can generally be installed in temperatures with a wind chill factor of -20°F! The installation technicians take measures to mitigate the cold and install the windows quickly.
But my house will be freezing!
Our technicians want to minimize your heat loss during the installation and can use plastic to cover the work area and install one window at a time. We prep as much as we can before the installation to make sure everything goes as smoothly and as quickly as possible.
Can I claim the installation of energy efficient windows on my taxes?
Yes! If you have them installed by the end of the year, you can claim the Nonbusiness Energy Property Tax Credit on your 2016 taxes. We can show you which energy efficient windows will meet the IRS’s efficiency requirements.
An added bonus to having your windows replaced in the winter is that we can do it right away because most people don’t think about having them installed until spring or summer. So not only can you get them installed right away, you can start saving on your heating costs instantly!
So having your windows replaced in the winter just makes sense. And cents too! Call Arch City Window today and start saving energy costs tomorrow.