Simple Payback Formula for Calculating the Cost, Energy Savings and the ROI for Replacing Single Panel Windows

With payback periods ranging from ~30 to 37 years, upgrading windows are unlikely to be an economically viable option for many homeowners

 

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Simple Payback Formula for Insulated Window Blinds

Simple Payback Formula for Insulated Window Blinds

Phoenix, Arizona  – A similar analysis was performed in this study with the goal of determining the payback period for window upgrades in several different climates. Philadelphia, PA was selected to represent a mixed temperature, humid climate. Miami, FL was selected to represent a hot, humid climate. Chicago, IL was selected to represent a cold, humid climate. Phoenix, AZ was selected to represent a hot, dry climate. Lastly, Anchorage, AK, was selected to represent a cold, dry climate.

Payback Analysis by Climate for Single Pane vs Double Pane Windows

Payback Analysis by Climate for Single Pane vs Double Pane Windows

It should also be emphasized here that the installation costs could increase the total upfront cost substantially. Although these results predict slightly shorter payback periods for other research reports, they confirm the same conclusions. With payback periods ranging from ~30 to 37 years, upgrading windows are unlikely to be an economically viable option for many homeowners.

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