The Window Source Update Your Windows and Say Hello to Energy Savings New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine
Does your home ever feel stuffy? Do you notice drafts when you sit by the window or see that your curtains move when the windows are closed? Do your utility bills skyrocket during the winter and summer? If so, then your windows might be to blame. Windows contribute significantly to the overall comfort and energy efficiency of your home.
Poorly installed or old windows can significantly drive up energy costs. A single pane of glass loses ten times more heat than a wall the same size. New windows can lower your utility costs by as much as 31 percent per year. New windows mean that your home won’t have to contend with the outside air as much to maintain a comfortable temperature. This can drastically reduce energy costs.
Other Benefits of New Windows
New windows offer plenty of advantages besides just minimizing the costs of your utilities.
Helps Guard Against Sun Damage
You may think that you and your belongings are safe from sun damage inside your home, but that is not the case. Ultraviolet radiation is a danger inside too. The sun’s harmful rays penetrate inside your home—damaging your floors, furniture and skin.
Sun damage that threatens your furniture, floors and art is irreversible. New Energy Star certified windows have special low-emissivity coatings. These layers help filter sunlight— preventing harmful rays from harming the interior surfaces of your home and damaging your skin.
Makes Your Home Feel More Comfortable
Old windows decrease comfort inside the home. When window seals are not working properly, moisture from outside the house makes its way inside. This makes your house feel stale and stuffy—even when it’s nice outside. One of the biggest benefits of replacement windows is the level of comfort that it brings to occupants.
Increase Resale Value
If you are thinking about selling your home in the future, then replacing old windows can pay off. New windows can help reduce your cost of living while you live in your home by helping you save energy. It can also add significant value to the home when it comes time to sell. In fact, window replacements are listed on Remodeling’s 2017 Cost Versus Value Report as one of the home improvements that offer the biggest return on investment.
How Do I Know If My Windows Need Replaced?
Knowing when to replace your windows is vital. However, it is not always easy to know when they need to be replaced. Sometimes they look fine but do not function as they should. Here are some signs that it might be time to replace your windows.
- The glass feels hot when in the summer
- During the winter, the glass is cold to the touch
- There is a draft near the window
- Cracked or warped window panes
- Condensation on the windows
- Windows that stick when you try to open or close them
- Chipped or broken window frames
To transform your home’s appearance and energy efficiency with new windows, contact The Window Source. As a family-owned company, The Window Source is committed to providing residents of New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts with exceptional customer service.