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Retrofitting Older Windows Shows Better Returns on Investment & Similar Energy Savings

October 3rd, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

Residential buildings account for approximately 20 percent of the total U.S. energy use and carbon dioxide emissions, and one of the major inefficiencies in the average house is the commonplace window. Poor seals, inferior curtains, and a host of other factors can turn an older window into a critical problem for the energy and budget concious home-owner. However, a new study released Tuesday has shown that retrofitting older windows yields similar efficiency results as replacing them, but is also much cheaper than the alternative.

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