Monique O'Grady: Did you know that in the past few decades, windows have undergone a technological revolution and now having efficient windows can save you tons on your energy bills, that's because energy efficient windows are draft free.
Efficient windows help prevent heat loss in the winter and keep heat out in the summer. So your heating and cooling systems will have to do less work, which saves you money.
In fact an energy star labeled window can cut heating and cooling cost by as much as 30% compared to older, inefficient windows. That averages about 1000$ nationwide.
Can't afford new windows, energy efficient window film can help increase comfort and cut down on extra energy costs. Also, if you are building or buying a new home, think about window placement, how much sun exposure do you want?
Smartly placed windows can help. Providing extra sunlight can cut your heating cost and avoiding direct sunlight can keep your cooling cost down. Choose based on the climate that you live in.
So, enjoy the view and make windows part of your energy saving solution.