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Main improvement I think would be less air movement.
At least what I've experienced for single pane windows is usually they're very very drafty.

That's it right there. Single-pane windows (double pane windows too) can create convention currents so they feel can drafty even if they aren't actually leaking air. So window replacement can increase occupant comfort even if you don't get much in the way of return on investment.

But you do need a certain amount of fresh air for occupants. Many new windows have trickle vents for that reason. Or you could just let the old windows leak.

There is also a bit of science to selecting the proper windows. For example, in cooling climates you want the low-e coating on the exterior pane's interior surface. For heating climates, you want the low-e coating on the exterior surface of the interior pane. Lem the Window Guy may or may not know about stuff like that.
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