Replacement Windows and the Baltimore Climate
When it comes to replacement windows, you have probably heard it all before…
|Windows account for 25-40% of your annual heating and cooling costs. – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)||ENERGY STAR qualified windows can save homeowners up to 30% more energy than a home built with windows that just meet national energy code. – ENERGY STAR|
|“New, energy-efficient windows eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs, and sometimes even lighting costs.” – DOE|
Energy efficiency: that’s what it’s all about. According to the experts, new replacement windows can help increase the energy efficiency of your home and ultimately save you money – as much as $446.00 per year. However, in order to truly understand how new windows will affect your home you need to look at more specific figures, not national averages. You need to look at how well replacement windows work with the climate here in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Baltimore Climate
Maryland has earned the title “America in Miniature” for several reasons. For starters, the state is home to just about every kind of natural feature, including beautiful coastlines, sandy beaches, snowcapped mountains, winding rivers, and plush forests. The only thing missing is a desert. Maryland also experiences all four distinct seasons – spring, summer, winter, and autumn. So, needless to say, replacement windows have a lot to deal with here in Baltimore. As a result, homeowners will experience savings around $263 per year on single pane windows and up to $93 per year on clear glass double pane windows. A little further south, in Washington DC, these figures are closer to $270 and $99, respectively. While not as high as the national averages, these savings are certainly nothing to scoff at, and make replacement windows an excellent investment.
Plus, the return on investment of energy efficient windows is 75% to 125%. Very few home improvement projects have returns that high. That’s higher than bathroom remodeling (72.5%), major kitchen remodeling (74.2%), roof replacement (67.6%), and a new composite deck (74.3%).
Replacement Windows in Baltimore
For the past 20 years, Architectural Window Supply has been the go-to choice for Maryland homeowners, builders, and architects who need personalized, knowledgeable service. When you come to us for information and guidance, we’ll make sure you get what you need.
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