The thought of spending thousands of dollars on your home to update the windows can seem like a hefty bill simply to correct an inflated number reported by HERS, Home Energy Rating System. This is the standard test that can show a homeowner what the typical energy costs would be like if all of your leaky areas in the home were corrected. Prior to 1980 a majority of the homes that were built have an insulation problem or leaks around windows and doors that cause this number to be extremely high and have homeowners paying literally double in utility costs.

If you don’t want to spend the thousands of dollars to upgrade every window in the home then contact your local Window Glass Repair Colorado Springs company. They may be able to suggest repairs that can be done over time or at least pinpoint the major culprits of where your energy is wasted. While replacing all of the windows of the home to more energy efficient ones can increase the value of the home up to $2,000 per window, that may not be a realistic improvement cost to consider in the current economy.

On the other hand, if you can afford to pay for updating the windows throughout the home you may be eligible for federal rebates. Ask if the current company you are working with for Window Glass Repair Colorado Springs if they are familiar with the current rebates and what their percentage of rebate claims are. In some areas a homeowner can earn as much as $4,500 dollars toward their home improvement projects if it helps conserve energy.

Did you know that even with the most efficient HVAC, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, units on the market your energy bills can more than double if you have problems with leaky windows and doors? A national average is 40% to 60%. If you have lived in your current home for more than a year ask for a company like Peakview Windows and Siding to take a look at your energy bills and do a comparative analysis on what homes in your area are paying for energy consumption. HERS ratings are not a secret and it may benefit your monthly utility bills to pay a little more to conserve and save in the long run.