This year is proving to be a great year for energy efficiency and home renovations. According to a 4,000-respondent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), ENERGY STAR® replacement windows ranked high in the list of “What Home Buyers Really Want.” Coming second only to laundry rooms, this is strong evidence of how effective these products truly are and how much people are recognizing their value.
Our energy efficiency experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Southeastern Mass and Rhode Island set out to understand exactly how homebuyers and homeowners alike are responding to more environmentally conscious products and what this means for the industry.
Affordable and Green
Rose Quint, assistant vice president of survey research of the NAHB, explains that more and more people are leaning towards homes with energy-efficient features like ENERGY STAR compliant replacement window options and appliances as well as a whole-home approach to becoming more green. This is based on 175 home features ranked according to how “desirable” or “essential” consumers deemed them to be.
Motivated by Savings
Homeowners are more motivated by the idea of how much they will save annually on their energy bills. While they do respond positively to environmentally friendly upgrades, what really tips the scales is knowing just how much they can save from said upgrades. Forty-six percent admits they will be willing to spend up to $9,999 more in a home to save at least $1,000 a year in bills.
Ask Your Professional
Professionals can direct you to the right products for your home. During a consultation, they would be able to determine the unique needs a home may have and make all the important recommendations.
At Renewal by Andersen of Southeastern Mass and Rhode Island, we are your leading provider of ENERGY STAR®-certified replacement windows and doors. Give us a call at (401) 396-3300 for a no-obligation, in-home window diagnosis and consultation. You could also fill out our online contact form to request a brochure or a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.