5 Tell-Tale Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

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Are your windows old, drafty, or inefficient? Replacing them could have a significant impact on your home’s overall energy efficiency. According to the Department of Energy, heat loss and gain through windows is responsible for 25-30% of all residential heating and cooling energy usage! 

Neeeco installs energy efficient replacement windows in Massachusetts and can help you take advantage of Mass Save® window rebates! If you’ve noticed any of the following signs in your home, schedule your no-cost Mass Save Home Energy Assessment with our team today. We can help you decide whether it’s time to upgrade your windows. 

1. Age

Age is one of the most obvious signs that your windows need to be replaced. Old windows tend to be single-pane and lack the energy efficient features that modern windows come with, like insulated frames and Low-E glass coatings. 

Most house windows last for about 15-20 years. After that, they should be replaced to ensure they meet modern standards for safety, functionality, and efficiency. 

2. Cold Drafts 

Do cold drafts come in through your windows in the winter? Drafty windows are a sign that outdoor air is coming in through gaps and cracks around your windows. Caulking around your windows to air seal them can help, but drafts are usually just one symptom of a larger energy efficiency problem with your windows. Replacing drafty windows will lead to better energy efficiency throughout your entire home and could save you money on your energy bills. 

3. Single-Pane Glass 

If your windows are single-pane, it’s definitely time to replace them. Single-pane windows are not well insulated and will let heat move easily into and out of your home. For maximum energy efficiency, install triple-pane windows. Triple-pane windows feature three panes of glass with inert gas fills between each layer for added insulation. 

4. Condensation 

Window condensation isn’t always a cause for concern, but it certainly can be. If condensation forms on the outside of your windows, you don’t have anything to worry about. But if you notice condensation inside your windows that you can’t wipe away, you have a problem. Condensation often forms between panes of glass in a window when the seal is broken and moisture leaks in. If this has happened to your windows, they will most likely need to be replaced. 

5. Noise 

Surprisingly, noise can be a sign that you need new windows. Because they are not well-insulated, single-pane windows allow a lot of outdoor noise to enter your home. If you want better soundproofing, installing triple-pane windows could help. 

Tips for Choosing New Replacement Windows 

Installing new energy efficient windows can lead to many benefits, like lower energy bills, improved comfort, and better curb appeal. To get the most out of your investment in new windows, follow these tips for choosing the best energy efficient windows for your home:  

  • Look for ENERGY STAR-certified windows
  • Choose windows with triple-pane glass
  • Add gas fills for better insulation 
  • Check the U-factor and choose a window with a low U-factor for better thermal resistance 
  • Add Low-E glass coatings to minimize UV infiltration 

Save on New Windows with Mass Save Window Rebates 

The Sponsors of Mass Save offer generous rebates to help Massachusetts residents make energy efficiency improvements to their homes. With Mass Save window rebates, you can save up to $75 per window when replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR-rated triple-pane windows*. New windows also qualify for the 25C energy efficiency home improvement tax credit! The tax credit can save you 30% on your window replacement project, up to $600. 

Neeeco has partnered with Mass Save to help our customers take advantage of rebates and savings! To learn more about Mass Save replacement window rebates and to find out if you’re eligible, schedule a no-cost Mass Save Home Energy Assessment today

*Some restrictions apply. Offers are subject to change or cancellation. Visit MassSave.com/HEA for full details.

Learn more about window rebates. Call 781-309-7540 or schedule your no-cost Mass Save Home Energy Assessment today.