Why House Windows Are Important
Does the sight of your utility bill make you feel sick? Are you asking everyone in your household to wear extra pairs of socks or a sweater in doors so you can avoid heating up the house (and draining up bank account)?. You could be paying a unnecessary”tax” on your energy use that you may not be aware of, and unless you like paying extra each month to the utility company you need to know how to avoid this cost so you can effectively use the energy you need to keep your house warm in the winter as well as cool in the hot summer months.
It’s your House windows.
Yeah, that’s right. It may have never occurred to you before but the windows in your house are usually the biggest culprits to high energy cost. Try to imagine your house without them on a cold winter night – It won’t matter how high you’ll have the thermostat turned up because the cold draft will make it unbearable to live in. Your house windows are the single biggest area where heating and cooling are wasted especially those functional windows that you use to ventilate a room in the warmer months. The cost to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer represents about 45% of the cost of energy to the average homeowner so it makes a lot of sense to see if you have energy efficient windows because if you live in a cold climate and windows don’t have leaks or cracks, they may still not be sufficient to adequately use the least amount of energy in your home to keep you and your family comfortable. This is because most home builders do not usually use properly insulated windows
How to tell If your windows need replacing
Although it takes a home inspector to give you a proper assessment to see if and which windows in you home needs replacing (if any) you can test them by simply holding your hand less than one inch away from the surface. If you can feel the cold air from outside the it’s time to think about new windows(energy efficient replacement windows to be more specific)
Buying high quality house windows that are designed to be energy efficient can not only save you money but are more attractive and can be more affordable. They are not hard to find if you know where to look