Okay, we know that nobody likes tax time. First off, there’s all that paperwork, trying to make sure that you’ve captured every deduction, filled out every line correctly. Whether you do your own taxes at home or hire a CPA, sorting through all those receipts and statements is nobody’s idea of a good time, and even if you know that you’ve dotted all your I’s and crossed all your T’s, there’s always the anxiety that you may find yourself mired in an audit or facing a big tax bill when it’s all over.
But there’s a flipside to tax time, and that’s the moment when it’s all over and, if you’re lucky, you receive that refund check back from the IRS. In fact, the average tax refund in Kansas and Missouri was around $2,550 in 2016. That’s nothing to sneeze at!
For most people, a tax refund feels like a windfall that they can use to buy something they’ve wanted for a while, put toward a family vacation, or just drop into savings for a rainy day. All those may be good uses for that refund check, but if you listen to advice from personal finance experts at places like U.S. News, Kiplinger, Money Crashers, Intuit, or NerdWallet, they’ll all tell you that one of the smartest things you can do with a tax refund check is to invest it into your home!
Home improvements have a lot of benefits, not least that you boost the value of your home while also enjoying the advantages that come with the home improvements yourself. $2,550 can do a lot to spruce up your place if you spend it wisely, and one of the best investments that you can make in your home is to replace your old windows with new, energy efficient replacement windows in Kansas or Missouri.
After all, why just boost the value of your home when you can also do something that will save you money every day? Energy efficient replacement windows in Missouri and Kansas can not only make you feel more comfortable and improve the curb appeal of your home, but can also cut down on your utility bills, which will help put even more money in your wallet all year round, not just during tax time!
Here in Kansas and Missouri we’re used to hot summers and cold winters, which means that energy efficient windows that use the latest in materials and techniques to help keep the inside air in and the outside air out are especially important. Drafty windows, or windows that lose (or let in) a lot of heat through insufficient insulation, can cost you a pretty penny on your heating and cooling bill.
So if you’re expecting a tax refund this year, consider investing it in energy efficient replacement windows. Energy Pro Windows and Siding has replacement windows to meet just about every need—from double-hung windows to sliding windows, casement windows and many more. If you need help choosing the right replacement windows to make the best use of your tax refund this year, contact us today!