Why This Fall is the Perfect Time to Upgrade
As autumn rolls around and Phoenix, AZ homeowners recover from another expensive summer cooling their homes, thoughts turn once again to finally getting the energy-efficient windows they need to save on energy costs.
Home window replacement is never an easy decision, mainly due to the great deal of stigma surrounding this vital home improvement project. It’s often regarded as an expensive, complex process, and many homeowners don’t know where to begin. But thanks to powerful rebates offered by government incentive programs, along with Energy Star ratings that clearly show you how your new windows will pay for themselves over time, more homeowners are making the switch and reaping the benefits.
This fall is the ideal time to give your home this much-needed upgrade, so let’s take a look at some resources that are sure to have you strongly considering making the switch yourself.
Incentive Programs for Energy-Efficient Windows
Rebates offered by federal and state incentive programs can provide significant reimbursements and tax credits for those looking to improve their home’s energy efficiency. But homeowners are often unsure of where to begin — there’s a great deal of information out there, and it’s difficult to tell if you qualify, or if you’re getting the best deal possible.
Luckily, K&J Windows has done the work for you. One of the best ways to see what programs you’re eligible for is to search a reliable database. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE offers a comprehensive search tool that allows you to see exactly what programs are available for you. Using the filters to search by state and technology type (windows), Arizona has six programs available in the residential sector, with links to each that provide further information and applications. This tool is a great place to start for every Phoenix homeowner looking to save on their home window replacement.
For more information on incentive programs, contact K&J Windows for a free consultation. Our windows experts will be happy to help you find the right programs for you.
Energy Star Windows Show You the Money
A federal program founded in 1992 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Star is one of the most recognized and trusted names in home energy efficiency.
According to their 2010 Resource Guide, the average life expectancy of qualified windows is 20 years, with an upgrade investment recovery of 1–6 years. Depending on the number of energy-efficient windows in your home and the type of windows selected, you could recoup your costs in as little as a year. That’s a powerful incentive to upgrade your home’s windows today!
This fall is the ideal time to finally move forward with your home window replacement, and K&J Windows stands ready to help homeowners throughout Phoenix, AZ make the switch as efficiently and affordably as possible.
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation!