I live in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area, where the winters are very cold. My house is an older home with double-hung single pane windows. Will window replacement with double or triple pane windows save me money on my heating bill, and how much? How long will it take to recover my investment?
I want to replace the windows along the front of the house. The rooms are the kitchen, living room, dining room, and a master bedroom. I don't understand the ratings on the tag and whether I need the most expensive ones in the store. Can you suggest a way to get windows that save on heating bills without having to use our entire remodeling budget?
I'm very interested in making my home more energy efficient, both for the environment and for cost savings. I've been thinking about installing new windows but I'm feeling overwhelmed by the choices available. What are the most important things I should consider when looking at a window installation?