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Posted in Home Window Replacement Cost Estimator Kansas on August 26, 2017
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The current rage in home improvements inĀ Derby is new windows. With so many different selections to choose from, though, people are hard-pressed to figure out which ones best suit their needs. Triple pane windows are the latest creation being pushed by many window companies, and they do come with their fair share of benefits.

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There is no limit to what people can find when they start shopping for new replacement windows for homes in Derby , but the main goal is energy savings. Of course, the tax incentives and utility benefits are nice, as well.Triple pane windows allow you to save even more than double pane windows because they have an extra pane of glass to protect the elements from getting in, as well as to keep your heat or cool air inside your home. While many companies will tell you that triple paned glass is not much more advantageous than double paned glass, it is every little bit that helps in saving money. When you have larger windows or windows that face the south or the west, you will see the most energy savings with these windows.

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It's true that replacement windows save money in energy costs. It's true that the proper replacement windows, installed properly can add value to your home. It's true that the cost to replace windows today is by comparison, cheaper then it has ever been. These are all truths about window replacement that have a provable factual basis. What is also true is that 70% of homes 10 years old or more can benefit from the installation of replacement windows. Of course, the older the home the greater the benefit will likely be, words of wisdom that you've probably heard before as well.Over time window sealing effectiveness deteriorates and energy is lost through the leaks around windows. Of course that information isn't new either. So to save energy or add value, home owners often replace windows and doors without considering some of the negative aspects of having a tightly sealed home.Actually negative might be the wrong word to use. I hesitate at using the word negative, because it might sound as if I were advocating against replacement windows, which is not the case at all. Rather I think it is important to be aware of changes that replacing windows might bring about in the home. Two things come to mind that may need to be addressed along with windows and door replacement. These things can cause some potentially serious problems.The first that comes to mind is the changes in indoor air pressure. If you have electric heat or a newer (within the last 5 years or so) thermo efficient gas or propane heating system, air pressure may not be a concern. Still you may want to think about the information presented and apply it to investigating your own home situation.Why would we be concerned about air pressure in the home? Many homes over the last ten to twenty years, in many parts of the country have opted for such things as under floor and baseboard hot water heating, systems that utilize a boiler to heat water and circulate it throughout the home for heating purposes. When these systems were originally being installed, little thought was given to where the oxygen would be coming from that would complete the combustion process that the boilers need to heat the water.The reason that these cold spots develop in a negative air pressure situation, after windows and doors are replace is because your heating system that in the past had multiple places to draw air from, now only has a very few, and to maintain the combustion process, it must draw a greater volume of air from the few remaining sources making them more noticeable.So we fix one problem and end up with another. But the solution is rather simple. Just replace the heating system. Simple right? Ok, so that isn't funny, but there is a lesson to be learned, which new heating systems have taken into account.New heating systems generally take into account that homes are more tightly sealed then ever before, and in knowing this they have provided the heating system with its own outside air source. Usually a two or three inch PVC pipe through an outside wall, one that is as close as possible to the unit's location. In doing so, the need to draw air through the rest of the house is effectively eliminated, while supplying all the oxygen needed for healthy and energy efficient combustion at the heating unit.The reason that the outside air source needs to be as close as possible has to do with the path of least resistance law of flow. Air just like water will take the path of least resistance when flowing. If the provided outside air source is too far away, and the system can draw oxygen from a closer source easier, it will do so.In part two of this article I will discus another major concern that may need to be dealt with when replacing the windows in your home

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Double pane windows are the most common type of windows sold right now. People are replacing windows more now than ever in a race to get energy savings wherever they can. Plus, the government and utility companies are giving out a plethora of tax credits and benefits to people who replace their existing windows with qualifying energy efficient materials, which simply adds to the demand for new window renovations. Typically, replacing windows can be an expensive task, but it is a good investment to make in your home if you plan on staying there for the future.Even if you have future intentions of selling your home, you will get more out of it if you have energy efficient windows and other benefits for buyers. Double pane windows are practically a standard in today's home, but some people are still lingering and waiting to see what's in it for them. Replacing old windows with new vinyl, fiberglass, or composite windows can save up to 15% on energy costs through the course of a year. If you don't think that is a lot of money, imagine paying 15% less for natural gas. If your average gas bill in the winter months is $200, installing replacement windows could save you up to $30 per month.If you are not a professional and have no experience putting in windows, you should hire professionals to do the work for you. Typically, you can find affordable installation services no matter what type of windows you choose. Many double pane windows retailers will even offer specials on their installation services when you buy windows from them, so keep that in mind. If you're in it for the tax credits and Energy Star rebates, make sure that you buy qualifying windows and know how to get the money back for your purchase, no matter what you choose.

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