You want your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, right? Is that so hard to ask? Well, if your windows are in rough shape then the answer is, yes.
One of the biggest contributors to poor energy efficiency is...drumroll please...windows.
Windows show many signs of wear and tear that can help you decide if you're in need of window installation or repair. Those signs are:
- Moisture on window panes
- Chipped/faded window exteriors
- Difficulty opening/closing windows
And if you have wood windows, those show signs of wear and tear faster than newer, more energy efficient ones.
If you haven't turned on the A/C yet this year, warm weather is soon approaching. And you don't want that cool air escaping through your leaky windows. According to EnergyStar.com , replacing old windows with ones that are energy efficient can lower household energy bills by 7-15%. Just something to think about the next time it's 95 degrees outside and you're wondering why the energy bill is so high.
Are you installing new windows anytime soon? What is your reason for doing so?