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Worried about inflation and the costs of fuel to heat your home? You are not alone! Starting in 2023, there are some great federal tax credits available through The Inflation Reduction Act for energy-efficient window, door, and skylight installations.

ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, products for your home that use less energy and save you money. Starting in 2023, ENERGY STAR® certified windows and skylights come with a $600 total federal tax credit. ENERGY STAR® performance requirements for windows and doors are tailored to fit the energy needs of the country’s different climate regions – Southern, Northern, and Central. The ENERGY STAR® Climate Region Map gives you clear guidelines for determining which windows and doors will do the best job to help reduce heating and cooling costs in your region – and your home. 

Swapping out old windows with new energy-efficient ones can be incredibly beneficial to your long-term finances and short-term repairs. At A&A Home Services, we have worked with many brand names and large local window manufacturers over the years and Sunrise Vanguard is hands down the best window product we have installed. Sunrise Vanguard Windows are built to be as energy efficient as they are secure. 

Since Sunrise Windows opened its doors in 1994, they have earned numerous awards and garnered attention from the U.S. government’s Energy Star program. The Vanguard series has some of the lowest air infiltration rates in the industry. Sunrise Vanguard windows come with a U Factor of .24, which is well below the rating required for ENERGY STAR® certified windows. U-Factor ratings typically range between .20 and 1.20. The lower the U-Factor, the less energy you will use to heat your home.

By choosing Vanguard Windows, you can lower your energy costs by combining state-of-the-art window panes with the tight seals of their design-focused vinyl window frames. Vanguard’s special Latitude Glass puts Vanguard windows in a category all their own in terms of energy efficiency.  These high-performance insulated glass systems are available with varying layers of reflective, metallic shields. This can translate to lower costs for heating and cooling your home.

When choosing an ENERGY STAR® window, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort, versatility, or style. In addition to their financial benefits, Vanguard Windows are some of the most attractive options on the market. The windows are less bulky than the competition and have up to 27% more glass area compared to other vinyl windows. More glass means better views and more natural light! Sunrise also offers many grid and color options that its competitors cannot match.

Fresh windows also give your property’s curb appeal a boost. On average, home value increases by 75% of your cost, meaning if you spend $10,000, your home value should rise by about $7,500. Add that to your energy bill savings over just a few years, and the windows pay for themselves!

The rebates afforded by The Inflation Reduction Act also apply to skylights with a maximum credit of $600, and Entry Doors up to $250 per door with a maximum credit of $500 for two doors. The government is incentivizing companies around the country to install energy-efficient products, call us today at (978) 741-0424 to see how you can take advantage of this incredible deal!