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Smart Home Expo this Saturday

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By Rachael Giffoni

03/26/10

Nu-Vu Glass Official Mason Harper is just one of the thousands who has personally reaped the benefits of energy-efficient windows.

He says, "I can definitely tell, they keep my house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer."

According to Executive Director of the South Central Community Action Partnership Ken Robinette, "Because windows are so expensive anyway, if you're going to purchase a window, I'd recommend purchasing a window that's a high energy efficient window, which could mean low E at least, an Energy Star product window, or if you can, try to get the Argon gas added."

Energy-efficient windows can cut the cost of your energy bill, can raise the value of your home, and, they won't fade the furniture.

Nu-Vu Glass officials say energy-efficient windows have been around for quite some time, but the incentives are a new thing.

Mason says, "The government has passed some new incentives through stimulus money. There's a rebate. You can receive up to 1500 dollars back, so 30 percent of the windows you buy on the purchase, you can get that money back.”

Also, companies are willing to give out more money to get you to spend.

"Companies like Milguard and Anderson, we're also getting a rebate back on the windows. So if you buy 5 windows, they'll give you 30 dollars back, per say, so now you're getting a little bit more value as well."

And, although the rebates can be short term incentive, the energy savings can last a lifetime.

Mason says, “It's probably about a 30 percent savings on your energy bill. So that's something that's going to last the longevity of your home."

If you are interested in learning more about energy-efficient windows - Nu-Vu Glass is hosting a 'Smart Home Expo' Saturday, complete with hot dogs, drinks, and a drawing for a new sliding door.

The fun begins at noon and lasts till 4.


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