• Heidi Saueressig

    Why is there no mention of REPAIRING existing windows, rather than replacing? Especially for historic homes with wooden windows that have lasted for 100 – 200 years, and still have irreplaceable old glass? There are experts that are able to repair those windows, to last another century or two. That is in the long run the most cost-effective and ecologically sound solution. And no, I am not in the business, but I live within the Natl. Historic Landmark District of Madison, Indiana. Many old homes had their original 150-year-old windows replaced for the purpose of “modernisation” in the past few decades, and the “new, better” windows are already in terribleshape.

  • http://www.amext.com/ Marcus @ www.amext.com

    This info-graph actually came out after the FTC brought forth charges that certain window manufacturers were making deceptive claims about the energy efficiency and cost savings. I agree, it doesn’t say a lot but in light of the allegations in the article, it makes a certain kind of sense. Here is the link to the article:

  • Anne Flemings

    Thanks a lot for the article. Yes there are a lot of false claims of energy saving windows going around but it does not mean that all are false claims. There are genuine companies that are offering energy efficient windows that can actually lower your energy bill. I can say this because I use one of them. So if you don’t want to get cheated go check the reviews for the window companies like in sites like http://ontariowindowreviews.com/, homestars.com etc.