People rarely think about how their windows affect the state of their heating and cooling system. Windows need to be washed when they’re dirty, replaced when they’re broken and curtained when you and your family need a little privacy. But heating and cooling? What does that have to do with it? In fact, new windows can do a great deal to help your HVAC system, and window installation in Tacoma may be just the thing you need to cut down on your heating and cooling costs. Here’s how new window installation benefits your heating and cooling.
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It helps to think of your home as a corked bottle, keeping cool air inside in the summer and warm air inside in the winter while the temperature outside is less than comfortable. An old window may have “leaks” around its edges, where time and wear-and-tear have left it a little loose in its frame. Conditioned air can escape through such cracks, costing you money in lost heating and cooling. In addition, the window itself may be made of less-than-ideal material, which not only allows conditioned air to escape, but provides little protection against external factors like sunlight and wind which can impact the quality of your conditioned air.
Replacing those old windows with new ones may be the best option for that. Energy efficient windows use vinyl frames and other tricks to keep your conditioned air where it belongs, as well as sealing up those leaks and serving as a de facto reflector for excessive levels of sunlight. The best of them carry the EnergyStar sticker, which denote extremely efficient windows that can lower your monthly bills by as much as 15%. You may even qualify for a tax credit, depending on the exact type of window.
At Sunset Air we have the experience to do the job right and we’re dedicated to you complete satisfaction, so give us a call today. You’ll be glad you did!