Edison, N.J. (PRWEB) February 24, 2010
There has never been a better time to replace the drafty old windows you discovered this winter, with energy-saving upgrades, according to Joe Znyski, owner of Bayside Construction in Edison, NJ.
"You can pay yourself back twice," Znyski says. "Tax credits were raised substantially for 2010; plus you see enormous utility savings with insulating replacement windows."
The Federal economic stimulus act provides a 30% tax credit for energy-efficiency upgrades. This is an increase from 10% last year. Homeowners can recoup up to $1500 dollars of the cost of materials.
"It means several if not all of your new windows pay for themselves," Znyski adds.
There is a strong argument for scheduling window replacement before April 1, 2010, when new standards for energy-efficient windows go into effect. Buying soon can avoid new prices beginning in April while still qualifying for the tax credits.
Windows can account for a 30-40% loss of heat and cooling in an average home; eliminating that energy waste greatly reduces heating and air conditioning costs.
Most energy-saving replacement windows are LowE/Argon double or triple glass. In addition, during window replacement any leaks between the window and the wall are corrected.
"On top of the one-time chunk tax repayment for the upgrade, replacement windows immediately begin paying back your investment every month in reduced utility bills", according to Znyski. "As a trusted construction contractor, we feel it's our responsibility to get the word out!"
To do its part to stimulate interest in replacement windows, Bayside Construction is offering a cost-saving special on white double-hung windows, of any size. The deal includes installation, for less than $200 per window.
The contractor also points out that the federal tax credits are available for installation of energy-saving roofs, appliances and plumbing as well.
"I can't imagine why the savvy homeowner wouldn't at least ask for a free estimate," Znyski remarked.
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