How to Save Energy with Replacement Windows

Choosing the right replacement windows can dramatically improve the look of your home, save you big money on heating and cooling costs, and make your home less drafty and more comfortable. Which types of windows are best? Windows come in a variety of styles and materials. Understanding the drawbacks and rewards of each type can help you to make a sensible, informed decision that results in real savings.
New windows can be custom made to any specification for any purpose, but some shapes and designs are standard. They can even be purchased off-the-shelf at home improvement stores, which will save you some money.

Window glass can be double or triple hung, and can include specialty features meant to keep heat in or out depending on the season. Shapes and styles can be traditional and familiar, or custom-designed for specific purposes.

Types of Replacement Window Frames
Any style of replacement window can be framed up with aluminum, fibreglass, vinyl, wood, or some combination of these materials. Framing materials have a major impact on the energy efficiency of replacement windows, and also affect their cost.

When shopping for new windows, always look for the Energy Saver label. This label indicates that the windows are environmentally sound and are eligible for an Energy Saver tax credit for the year you install them. This can help save the average household up to $476 per year in utility costs when installed in place of older, single-paned windows.