You could save up to $390.00 per year Roger Odoardi Winter is approaching, which means it’s time to put away that air conditioner and get ready to turn the heat back on in your homes. Heating your house for the winter can be quite costly, but right now is the perfect time to take advantage or mortgage rates and refinance your home and then you can use the money you save to help make your home more energy efficient. One of the biggest problems with houses wasting energy is air infiltration (air leaking into your home through cracks in the windows or doors) and air exfiltration (air leaking out of your home). One way to help upgrade your home are storm windows. Storms windows are a great way to start your home on its new energy efficient path. The windows act as an air buffer and the air trapped between the windows aids as extra insulation for your home. These windows aren’t just for winter either; you can remove the second glass pane and replace it with a screen for the warmer summer season. These windows not only drastically cut down the amount of air that can leak into your home, but with the multiple panes it can also soften the sound of outside noises, such as traffic and prevent more dust from leaking in as well. Storm windows are not only less expensive to install than replacement windows, but with reducing air leakage they can save you up to 10% of your monthly heating/cooling costs. These windows can save you up to $26.00 a year per window! For a home with 15 windows that could be a savings of $390.00 per year. Between refinancing and the money you will save on heating and cooling your home this is one energy efficient upgrade that will pay for itself. Roger Odoardi Roger is an owner and licensed Loan Officer at Blue Water Mortgage. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and has been a leader in the mortgage industry for over 20 years. Roger has personally originated over 2500 residential loans and is considered to be in the top 1% of NH Loan Officers by leading national lender United Wholesale Mortgage.