When you buy an older home, there are many things to consider. Good questions to ask are when were the windows installed, what type of siding is on the house, when was the roof installed. Since technology of these building materials have changed so much over the years, your home needs some updates to become more energy efficient. There is nothing worse than paying your heating or cooling bill, knowing that most of the heat is escaping from those drafty windows. Our home was built in the 80’s so many things, including the windows and siding were in need of an upgrade. You could just feel the draft from the windows. I made draft snakes but that really was not doing anything. Here are some tips on how to make your home more energy efficient before the winter. If you have not had your HVAC systems checked now is the time too.
Did you know that installing ENERGY STAR certified windows, doors, and skylights can shrink energy bills — and carbon footprints — by an average of 12 percent nationwide, compared to non-certified products. There is no specific cost savings, as your our estimated savings will vary depending on current heating and cooling costs in your region.*
* Energy efficiency will vary depending on your home and windows selected. Applies to Energy Star® rated windows only.
How to make your home more energy efficient:
- Check your windows for drafts and Install energy efficient windows
Change out drafty doors: A new entry door from Sears can lessen the loss of heated or cooled air through the door, helping reduceyour energy bill.
- Make sure your home’s siding provides adequate insulation.
4. Energy-efficient roofing can help maintain optimal indoor temperature
Here are the 10 Ten Buying Tips for Buying New Windows from Sears Home Improvement
1. Choose the Right Type of Window
2. Consider Energy Efficient Windows
3. Familiarize Yourself with the Window Installation Process
4. Understand your ENERGY STAR® “U-value” The ENERGY STAR® program
5. Know your Installation Contractor
6. Check for Low “E” Insulation
7. Recognize the Importance of Gas Filling
8. Be Aware of Warranties and After-Sale Service
9. Acknowledge Window Cleaning Requirements
10. Don’t Purchase on Price Alone
For people who are interested in maintenance-free, more energy-efficient windows, Sears Home Improvement is the vinyl windows expert. Sears has the styles you want: Over 2,000 styles from bay and bow windows to double-hung and tilt-in designs and a
variety of shutter color options.
I love our tilt windows that you can now clean from inside. Before they were unreachable without a ladder, not only are they more energy efficient but easy to clean!.
Save up to $525 for new window purchases of $1500 or more when purchasing from Sears Home Improvement. Restrictions apply