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Homeowners can undertake their own housing upgrades
Installing newer windows can save heating, cooling costs
Home Depot Millworks department supervisor Abe Nissen shows customer Jason Cohen a double-pane window Thursday afternoon. A homeowner could install the window if he or she needed an upgrade. Double-pane windows can save money in heating because they are more energy efficient.
With cold snow rattling the state, residents of some of the area’s older homes may have noticed a bit of a draft around their windows. Older homes often have single-pane windows that don’t provide much insulation against the cold. In order to improve insulation, homeowners may consider replacing the old windows with a more modern double-hung variety.