There’s nothing like getting your utility bill every month to make you want to be more energy efficient. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to reduce costs, one of which is to invest in energy-saving home improvements. If your goal is to ultimately cut down what you pay to the electric company, replacing windows is a good place to start because it addresses a lot of different concerns in one go. And there’s another incentive, as mentioned in this article from The Huffington Post:
Residential customers of the PUC-regulated utilities….will receive their climate credits in April and October regardless of energy consumption, while small business customers will receive credits on a monthly basis based on how much energy they use, the California PUC announced, estimating that customers will receive an average $35 on each climate credit. The program is expected to benefit more than two-thirds of the state, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) estimates.
Advocates of the program are hopeful that beneficiaries of climate credits will be motivated to invest in more eco-friendly alternatives.
“If homeowners and businesses use the credit to purchase some of the newest energy efficient light bulbs or other energy-saving equipment they will save even more,” Mary D. Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board, said in the California PUC press release.
This means that getting new windows has become more than just a matter of making your home more attractive; more importantly, it’s become a question of making energy-saving investments. If you’re going to take advantage of the climate credit by getting new windows, it is important that you choose the right contractor. If, however, you’ve thought about getting vinyl windows in Orange County, think again: there are more durable and cost-efficient alternatives out there.
For instance, Renewal of Andersen of Orange County has developed the high performance Fibrex® windows that consistently outperform their vinyl counterparts. The company has been installing replacement windows since 1995 and they have replaced more than a million windows in over 200,000 homes across the country. They have always made it a point to ensure customer satisfaction since they installed their first Orange County, CA vinyl window. Check out their line of high quality products at http://www.dialonewindows.com/replacement-windows/.
(Article Excerpt and Image from California Cashes In On Climate Credits, Sees Breaks On Electric Bills; Huffington Post)