Beginning at the end of April 2017, the Alberta Government has made rebates of up to $3,500.00 available for eligible home improvement products, including $1,500.00 toward more energy efficient windows.
In this post, we will cover which types of window options will gather the highest rebate allowance as well as describe the benefits of more energy efficient windows.
Old West Windows and Doors Calgary has been approved by the Alberta Government to provide rebate savings directly to our customers. This means you do not have to do anything to save money with your new windows. Old West will do the paper work for you!
The main components that positively affect your windows Energy Efficiency is the number of panes of glass, what fills the spaces between the glass, and what that glass is coated with. Naturally, proper installation is critical to get the most out of your new windows so picking a trusted Window and Doors installation company is always a must. Old West Windows and Doors has been serving Calgary for over 20 years and offer a 12-Year Installation Warranty over and above any manufacturer warranties. That is the best warranty we’ve ever seen and feel it speaks to the confidence we have in the quality of our work.
A pane of glass is simply a single sheet of glass. Triple pane means that your window has three separate panes of sealed glass with enough space between them to provide an adequate insulation barrier. The space between the glass acts as an insulator, keeping the outside weather where it belongs. Dual Pane windows were once the norm but in a cold climate, like the one we see with Alberta winters, your windows should include triple pane glass.
Argon is a non-toxic, inert, clear and odorless gas that can be used by window manufacturers to displace the air between glass panes. Argon gas is better at reflecting heat compared to the normal air we breathe, so windows with Argon gas provide better thermal protection than those without.
Low-E stands for Low-Emittance and refers to a glass’s ability to reflect or let in heat. There are many types of Low-E glass and which is right for you depends on what climate you find yourself in and what preference you have for your homes temperature. Some Low-E glass is made to reflect the maximum amount of heat, best for keeping your home cool. Other types of Low-E glass is coated to let in heat, helping to heat your home during those chilly winter months.
Up to $1,500.00 is available for your new windows. Once we have measured and you have made your selection, we will be able to tell you exactly how much you stand to save. Below is the MINIMUM estimates that you can expect to receive per replacement window. This information is from: https://www.efficiencyalberta.ca/home-improvement/windows/
Energy efficiency is only one of the considerations to take when choosing new windows and doors for your Calgary home. Be sure to consult our full Windows Buyers Guide for more information.
As always, we encourage you to request a Calgary Windows and Doors Expert from Old West Windows and Doors Calgary to come to your home and review all the options available to you.
It's been 3 years from start to finish working with Old West Windows and Doors to have all windows replaced . They are professional, on time and did first rate work through all aspects. Their crew knows what they are doing, clean up afterwards and are courteous, going the extra mile...
Terry - De Winton
I waited to write this review to see how the windows & workmanship would be after 1 year of use. The windows are triple low E glazing and frames are fibreglass. Well on a rating of 10, I give 10 for the installation, followup and the product. I would recommend these people to anyone who wants good service who back their products.
After a competitive evaluation of three potential suppliers we chose Old West Windows and Doors to replace 11 windows in our home. We were very impressed with Rick's knowledge and experience as well as the excellent reviews of his company. Kyle and his crew of installers did a first class professional and timely job taking care to minimize any disruptions.
Great service, great price, professional and knowledgeable installers. Installers worked on an extremely cold January day and took the time to explain how windows work and asked if we had any questions before they left for the day. Will recommend to others and use them again without hesitation for our future window needs.
We have been completely satisfied in dealing with Old West to replace our windows and have had previous windows replaced with them as well. Always efficient and dependable! We love our new windows!!
Service and Quality are what Old West Windows and Doors provided for the installation of 10 windows on our main floor. Now the cold weather has arrived I cannot believe what a difference these new windows make. I found this companies name on Home Stars and they truly deserve the high star rating they presently have.
I couldn't be happier with Old West from start to finish. I had three estimates and Old West was very competitive. What impressed me the most and made me choose Old West was the professionalism and customer service from the first time I called to request an estimate. I'm so glad I chose Old West because of their professionalism and quality of work.
We replaced 5 old windows in our century home with white vinyl casements. Rick was very patient with us as we shopped around and tried to make a decision and always responded to emails quickly. He was also able to speed up the installation with an earlier than planned date and Jeremy and his great team of quiet and tidy installers completed the job in a single day.
We were very pleased with Old West Windows & Door Ltd. right from the start to finish. We can honestly say that our experience with Old West was the most amazing and satisfying contract work we have ever had done. We would recommend Old West to anyone who is contemplating replacing windows in their home.
Very pleased with the entire process! As indicated in previous reviews, Rick is extremely professional and knowledgeable. He works with you to find the best window options that will meet your needs without any sales pressure - incredible that the company owner has such a "hands-on" approach with customers.
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