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Alternatives to the EnergySavrtm Window Inserts window insulation system |
There are alternative solutions to EnergySavrtm Window Inserts panels for reducing air infiltration and increasing the energy efficiency of your existing windows. Each of these solutions has significant drawbacks:
3M, Duck Products, Warp Brothers, and other companies manufacture and sell window insulation kits in hardware and various other stores. These kits have the following advantages and disadvantages:
Double-track and triple-track storm windows have been available for decades. Although they seemed like a good idea at the time they suffer from several weaknesses that can problems.
Modern replacement windows made of gas-filled Low-E glass can increase the warmth of your windows threefold over your existing windows. However, this option will cost you somewhere between $300 to $500 or more per window. The cost of replacing existing windows often requires the owner to take out a second mortgage to pay for the bill and it might take decades to break even on the return of the investment in energy savings. For example, replacing windows on an average home with 12 windows will cost $3,600 to $6,000 or more and some estimates might run up to $10,000 or more depending on the type of windows selected. Obviously replacing windows on a larger home with many more windows is an expensive proposition!