Did you know OPALCO is offering a rebate of $6 per square foot on window replacement? While window replacement is not the most cost-effective weatherization measure in the toolbox, new energy efficient windows can reduce the amount of energy needed to heat and cool your home – and can bring other benefits such as increased comfort and home value. Before replacing windows, it is most prudent to make sure your home is well insulated and sealed.
Check out the Efficient Windows Collaborative – a great resource for figuring out what kind of windows make most sense in our climate zone. For example, a low U factor is important but a higher SHGC (solar heat gain coefficient) makes sense to allow for solar heat gain in the winter months. A lot of companies market windows that have both low U-factor and Low SHGC to cover all the climate zones with one Energy Star qualified product.