How much is a penny worth? There was a time when a penny stretched a whole lot further. In the early 1900s, you could get a few eggs for a single penny, or buy some produce at the market. In the 40s, you could get a bag of popcorn or lemon flavored shaved ice. Even in the 70s, a penny still had some worth. Stores had shelves dedicated to penny candy that could be purchased individually or selected and put into a brown paper bag. How sweet is that?

Today, a penny isn't worth a whole lot by itself. It has even become a hassle to put them in a jar, wrap them, and bring them to the bank. Fortunately, more and more stores are installing a machine that will take your coins and give you something in return. If you have kids, this is a great way to give them some meaningful work to earn a few dollars.

In light of how much a penny is worth in today's economy, it may not excite you to know that you can save pennies on your heat bill by replacing your windows with energy efficient windows, but consider these three points.

  • Pennies still add up. While we can't tell you how much you'll save on heating your home in the winter and cooling it in the summer, we can tell you that it adds up. For some of our customers, it made a big difference. In fact, one of the things we hear quite often is how our customers feel a positive difference in rooms that were too cold or too hot, even before the installers leave.

  • You don't have to wrap those pennies. If you save hundreds of dollars in pennies this year because you swapped out your old, drafty windows, that is money in the bank. You don't have to do anything, except enjoy the savings.

  • Pennies don't always stay pennies. Right now we are enjoying a break from high oil prices. But as you know, they can go back up at any time. That means those pennies you're losing when you heat your house, could turn into nickels or dimes.

Replacement windows from Window Nation are built to last, and they come with energy efficient technologies that will help you keep more of your hard-earned money where it belongs, in your pocket. If you're looking for an investment that will pay for itself, you don't need to look any further than replacement windows. Plus, you'll get all the other benefits that come with having new windows installed.

Don't let the energy companies nickel and dime you to death. Get new replacement windows from Window Nation and start enjoying the savings. It just makes cents.

Are you feeling it? That frustration when you have windows that are a pain to open, hard or impossible to close and latch, or need a stick to stay open? Do you have a window that you wish you could open, but it is painted shut? How about a window that has been cracked for years and you just haven’t been able to do any more than apply duct tape to the crack? If you’ve had the windows in your home since you purchased your house, there is a good chance you’re dealing with window issues. You’ve probably heard the saying, “They don’t make them like they used to.” Well, when it comes to windows, that is actually a good thing. We’ve made incredible advances in window technology. It has never been a better time to upgrade. So, why not take that step? Here is the big reason many of us have for not getting new replacement windows, and why you might be making a mistake.

“I just don’t have the money to upgrade my windows.”


  • For most of us, money is tight. The last thing we want to do is spend money on something practical. But buying windows isn’t like installing a new furnace. This isn’t an investment that is going to hide in some dark recess of your home. New windows add quality of life. They can bring more light into your house. They are easier to clean than old windows. And, they can transform a home into something exciting to come home to.
  • It is easy to think that we can’t afford to get new windows, but for many homeowners, they can’t afford not to. Those old windows are actually costing you money. They let heat out in the winter and cold air out in the summer. New windows have specialized coating that prevents heat transfer. Light can get in, but heat is reflected. Plus, your new windows will have double or triple panes with gas in the space between to create a barrier that heat will have a harder time passing through. When you replace windows, you stop throwing money out your windows and start putting it into your pocket. It is an investment that literally pays for itself.
  • Replacement windows are outside my budget. At Window Nation, we have an incredible selection of windows and a team that knows how to customize those options to your specific needs. We know how to give you the best bang for your buck and how to stretch value while keeping your new windows within your budget.
  • Where am I going to get the money for replacement windows? We have financing options available that will turn that window remodeling job into a low monthly payment rather than one lump sum.

There are lots of reasons to wait on getting new windows, but don’t let them stop you. Take the savings from your energy bills and put it on your monthly window payment and start living with gorgeous new windows today.

Raise your hand if you have windows in your home. Now put your hand down if any of the following applies to you: Do your windows stick, making them hard to open and close? Do your windows slide freely, making them difficult to keep open without wedging something in there? Are your windows hard to latch? Are the frames breaking apart? Are the outsides of your windows dirty because it is just too difficult to get out the 20-foot ladder to climb up to clean them? When you’re standing by one of your windows in the winter, can you actually feel the cold air, even though the window is closed? If your hand is still up, that means none of these applied to you. If that is the case, you probably don’t need replacement windows; however, if your hand went down, it may be time to consider what life might be like with new windows. We’ll give you a hint: Life is better with new windows.
When windows don’t close or latch properly, that can be a security issue for your home. But, windows that are hard to close have another, more glaring drawback: They let heat out in the winter and heat in during the summer. The chances of a burglar breaking in are probably low. The chances of losing money in lost energy every year is guaranteed. Replacement windows with new, insulated frames seal properly and resist heat transfer. That means savings for you.
New windows have another way of saving you money on energy bills. They stop heat from going through the glass. With double and triple pane glass, infrared reflecting Low-E coating, and heat resisting gas in between each pane, those new windows will hold the heat in your house–and the money in your pocket.
For many homeowners the problem isn’t so much that windows don’t seal well or let the heat out; Accessibility is the issue. If you can’t clean your windows, how can you ever fully appreciate what’s beyond the glass? Let’s face it, getting the ladder out and climbing up three stories to clean your windows isn’t practical, and reaching under to clean the outside of the glass doesn’t get the job done. But, if your new replacement windows lift out of the sash or swing in, cleaning is a breeze.
New replacement windows save you money, are easier to maintain, keep you safer, and add beauty to your home. If you’d like to see how much better life is with new windows, start your journey today by scheduling a free in-home estimate. With over 150,000 windows replaced, and a comprehensive limited lifetime warranty, Window Nation is the right choice to help you make the switch.