Whether you’re embarking on a remodeling project or just considering a couple home upgrades, you have a lot of factors to consider. One of these factors may be whether or not you need to replace the windows in your home. Not many people think about this unless they’re looking to improve the look of their living space. But if you have an older home, there are a lot more benefits to new windows than just simply aesthetics.
Combined with proper insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping those windows and doors closed during times that you’re running your HVAC system, new windows do a lot to keep you comfortable and save energy. On the contrary, old and drafty windows that are likely losing their seal could result in your losing out on a lot of your conditioned air. This means that while temperatures are still cool as they are not, you might keep turning up your thermostat to compensate—forcing your heater to run longer than it should have to in order to keep you comfortable.
This same concept applies in the summer with your air conditioner. To keep your home efficient, comfortable, and visually pleasing, consider the following signs that you need window replacement
You’ve Noticed Increasing Energy Bills
During peak hold and cold times of the year, increased utility bills can be expected, given how much we use our HVAC systems. If they’re much higher than they were this same time last year, though, then you’ve got something to be concerned about.
It might be a problem with your HVAC system causing this discrepancy, but if you have older windows, they could very well be to blame. Inefficient windows are actually a pretty wasteful part of a home, as they enable the heat coming from your HVAC system to escape the home.
Please excuse our pun, but the weather can weather your furniture faster when you have older windows in place. If your windows are failing to protect your furnishing from the UV rays of sunlight, or if they’re letting in too much cold air, then it can have a dramatic effect on your furniture.
This is particularly true for bonded leather furniture and wood furnishings. Even fabric couches and chairs can fade faster if outdoor conditions are able to make their way indoors.
Your Windows Aren’t Shutting Properly
This is one of the most apparent signs that your windows’ conditions are degrading. If your windows are sticking, or if they are increasingly difficult to open and close, then it might mean that they are old or even damaged. Our professionals will help you find the perfect replacement windows to help fit both your home’s budget and style.
Improved efficiency is perhaps the biggest benefit of replacing your windows, as new windows can resist heat transfer much better than aging windows. We encourage you to reach out to our team to learn more and schedule your window replacement services!