Summer is gone and Autumn is officially here, which means Winter is just around the corner. Though you may not be prepared for snow and ice just yet, if you live in an area with a colder climate, you should consider having your windows inspected. Old, inefficient, or poorly maintained windows could be costing you money, losing you heat, and negatively impacting the environment.
Windows account for nearly ¼ of your residential heating gains and losses, with heat entering and escaping through windows throughout the year. In winter, many homeowners find themselves paying unreasonably high heating bills, and many have no idea it may have something to do with their windows. Low-efficiency windows are bad for your wallet and the environment; have yours inspected before the cold strikes to learn how you can improve the efficiency of your home windows.
Did you know…
- Windows account for 30% of a home’s heat loss
- A simple storm window can increase the efficiency of your windows
- Most households could save between $200 and $500 in heating costs annually by replacing single-pane windows