Your windows can be a major source of home energy loss in your Ventura County home. This affects your comfort level in your home and your wallet, as you are paying more in utility expenses to maintain the same level of comfort. Here are 3 ways you can tell that you’re losing money and energy to through your windows:
1.) You have air leaks – Over time, windows lose their tight seal and allow air to leak in and out. This means that your climate-controlled cold air escapes in the summer, and chilly air comes in on cold days. By adding weather stripping or by replacing old windows, you can stop the cycle of air leaks and improve your day-to-day comfort.
2.) You’re not accounting for the sun – Your windows aren’t solar powered; however, the sun’s power can impact your energy use. You may be used to leaving the blinds open to let in the natural light. In the summer, however, this also heats up your home so your air conditioning needs to work harder to maintain the same level of comfort. Lowering the blinds can keep you comfortable without increasing your utility bills. Alternately, replacing your old windows with reflective windows can direct the sun’s energy back to the environment and keep you cool.
3.) Your home has cheap windows – If your home has cheap windows, they simply will not be able to perform as well as more modern, energy efficient windows. As long as you maintain the old windows, you’ll be paying more in utility costs. Paying for new windows can solve all of your window-related air leak problems and curb your utility costs. Over time, you’ll recoup your investment in the new windows and will begin to save money.
To talk more about ways that replacement windows can help you stay comfortable in your home, or to learn more about different types of energy efficient windows, contact us today!