Add Value to Your Home with Energy Efficient Windows
It’s a fact, home-buyers shop for homes with energy efficiency in mind. Drafty, single-pane windows are a major turn off. Adding Energy Star-rated windows can save you up to $500 a year in heating and cooling costs by making your home energy efficient.
According to home improvement experts, you can expect to recoup 60%-90% of your costs when you invest in energy-efficient windows. You may also qualify for state and federal tax credits, or even credits with your utility company.
Energy Star estimates that the average cost of window replacement in an average-sized home costs $7,500-$10,000. If the new windows save you several hundred dollars a year, and you recoup a tax credit on the initial investment, you will recoup your costs, on top of adding immediate re-sale value.