Many homeowners do not know that after your attractive, brand new, energy efficient windows or doors have been installed, you may qualify for state and federal efficiency tax credits! In addition to these tax credits, many neighborhood utility companies give credits as well. In order to receive these credits, your home will need to be equipped with Energy Star-rated products. Energy Star is a government-backed rating system that determines how environmentally-friendly various appliances and furnishings are. While financial savings is a big motivator, taking care of the environment is a pretty compelling reason too!
Did you know?
Currently in the United States, the single largest source of electricity comes from burning coal. Coal is the dirtiest of all fossil fuels, meaning it produces the highest level of carbon emissions. Not to mention the risk of coastal oil spills! Oil fields are only viable for an average of 10 years before they are pumped dry.
Energy efficiency is too often overlooked as a strategy for reducing our carbon footprint, but it deserves to be in the spotlight. In the same 10 years it takes an oil field to produce 36 million gallons of oil – and wreak havoc on the environment in the process – window manufacturers can make enough Low-Emissivity windows and doors to save the equivalent of those 36 million gallons.
Be aware that just because a company claims that their windows are energy efficient does not mean their product is Energy Star-approved. To claim energy tax credits, most products must be Energy Star-rated. To receive utility credits from Colorado Springs Utilities, ALL windows and doors must be updated to an Energy Star-rated product.
In addition, if you are looking to take advantage of these tax credits, you will need a copy of the window and door specifications from the company you choose. This is to prove their product does indeed meet the criteria set forth by Energy Star.
Why Choose Window Source of the Rockies?
Window Source of the Rockies here in Colorado Springs was founded because of a need in the industry for an honest approach to selling windows. We overcame the status quo of our bait-and-switch competitors by making sure our customers have all the information they need to make the best choice for themselves. We compare apples to apples and give solid prices on the spot.
To find out more about how you can get $150 off of 5 windows or more, give our office a call at 719-465-3713 for an appointment. If you’d like to read more about energy efficient windows, check out this page on our website. We look forward to working with you!