How often do you think about the windows of your home? If you’re like most homeowners, it’s probably not very often, unless you’re cleaning them or noticing how warm they feel on an exceptionally hot day. The fact of the matter is, your windows play a vital role in your home—allowing you access to fresh air and views while keeping heat out during the summer and cold air out during the winter. That is, if they’re efficient windows!
If your windows are old, they may not seal up properly when closed, and could be letting drafts in (or conditioned air out). They may also be single-pane and incapable of keeping heat in or out of your home, depending on the season. The truth is, a window upgrade can benefit you in a number of ways. Curious to learn more? Keep reading!
New Windows Can Decrease Your Energy Bills
Have you found your energy bills increasing with no real explanation? Say that you aren’t using your HVAC systems any more than normal, and there’s nothing wrong with them—your energy bills shouldn’t be increasing that much then, right? Well, they might be, without the right windows in place.
In fact, up to 30% of the conditioned air from your HVAC system can be lost through drafty windows and doors—that’s conditioned air you’re paying for! Our modern window installations provide far better insulation than older windows. This prevents heat loss during the winter, and heat gain during the summer. This means you won’t need to rely as much on your HVAC systems and as a result, you should see your energy bills decrease a bit.
New Windows Increase Security
Do you feel like you and your family are as safe as possible within your home? New windows can help this sense of security. Not only do stronger window panes prevent intruders from gaining access to your home in this manner to begin with, but if the window is broken, it splinters into small pieces rather than shattering into large shards and possibly creating injury.
New Windows Make Your Home More Visually Appealing
Replacing all the windows in your home is understandably a large investment. Did you know it can pay off in the end though? Your windows are a part of your home that’s always visible. Choosing the right material, style, and even color can help improve the look of your home—this means that when you go to sell your home later, you’re making it more visually appealing by increasing its curb appeal.
New Windows Improve Home Comfort
We mentioned how upgraded windows can help your HVAC systems work more efficiently. This in itself will make you and your family more comfortable. But they can do more than just that! New windows also allow for more natural lighting, can help for noise reduction, and can offer better UV protection—keeping your furnishings, and more importantly—your family, safe from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun.