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Old 02-12-2010, 12:36 PM   #16
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My windows insulator - the rubber and fuzzy lines that runs along the window edges are falling out and hanging and about to fall off. My guess is that my windows probably are older than 20 or even 30 years old.
Could you possibly post some pictures of your windows?

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Old 02-12-2010, 01:37 PM   #17
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diy4life,

Maybe someone with some knowlege will give you some input on putting money towards new furnace versus new windows. Maybe the payback would be greater with new windows. I personally don't know the answer to that question.

Regardless, please let us know your progress and what you decide.
The payback will vary, house to house based on it's overall envelope. I think older houses will see a greater payback on energy savings by upgrading the insulation and windows then a better heating plant. Unless you can contain the heat in the house, the diffference between an 80-90% upgrade will be minimal as the heat will still be lost at the same rate as before the new unit was put in.
If you're doing both projects close together, the difference is inconsequential. If they'll be done years apart, I'd button up the house first.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:02 PM   #18
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Are they single pane glass or double pane?
Where are you located?
Please update your location in your Profile.

My windows look like double pane, but they are very close to each other. I think they are only half an inch gap between them.

I live in Pittsburgh, PA. Sometimes it gets really cold here.

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