Windows are one of those things that you never really think about until something goes wrong with them. You may look through them all the time, but you don’t think “I am looking at something through this window.” Or maybe you do, and we’re the strange ones who treat windows as, well, window dressing. Yes, puns are indeed all part of the service here at Sunset Air’s Expert Corner.
But we digress. Whether or not you actually give any thought to your windows themselves, you should know that a window is good for far more than scowling at the neighbor kids who won’t get off your lawn. Have a look at some of the reasons why you might want to install new windows below.
Would you believe that one of the biggest energy wasters in your home might be your windows? Sounds far-fetched, but it isn’t. A lot of homes are using old single-paned windows, which tend to poorly insulate the rooms in which they are installed. Have you ever walked into a room with a window during the winter, and noticed that the room was significantly colder even if the window was shut? That might be because the window is actually not doing much to keep the heat inside your home. The same happens when you’re trying to keep your home cool during the summer.
By installing more modern, double-paned windows, you can dramatically increase the energy efficiency of your home. The home is better insulated against the outside environment, which means that your climate control systems don’t have to work as hard, and you save money. It also means that the home itself will be far more comfortable.
Cutting Down on Noise
Even if you aren’t living right next to a football stadium, construction site, or overzealous LARP community, noise pollution is still a thing you should think about. Not everyone is able to live out in the country, where the snow falls as softly as kittens landing on pillows. Even if you just want to make it a bit harder for the sound of the wind to intrude on you during those more blustery days, a new set of windows can do that for you.
As is the case with saving energy, double paned windows are often excellent at blocking a lot of the noise outside the home from getting in. It’s not going to completely sound-proof your home, in many cases, but it can certainly grant you some peace and quiet if you have concerns about the noise level in your neighborhood. Consult with a professional to determine which window type might serve your needs best, whether you want to save some money on climate control or just want to hear yourself think over the sound of the militant Christmas Carolers taking over the suburb.