Discerning homeowners often notice that they have to run their HVAC systems more during the summer and winter months just to maintain comfortable temperature levels. What they might not know is that a simple window replacement procedure could help with energy use and cost. The trick is knowing when to say when.
Here are four signs that tell you it’s time to change your windows:
Noticeable Temperature Change
Try standing next to your old windows. If you can feel an immediate change in temperature, then it means their insulating capacity has already been compromised.
Difficulty in Operation
Difficult in opening or closing the window is also a telltale sign that you need replacement windows. Don’t settle for old, dilapidated windows that aren’t functional. Your home deserves the benefit of fully-functional components.
Condensation Occurs in Between Glass Panes
The presence of condensation in between glass panes means that the seals in your windows have failed. Condensation is the result of moisture entering the space between the panes and can result in fogging. An inert insulating gas fill, which usually resides between the panes in modern windows, has already leaked when this happens.
Dramatic Increase in Your Energy Consumption
An alarming spike in your energy consumption is another reason for you to undertake a timely window replacement procedure. Drafty windows can cause increases in your energy bills ranging from 10% to 25%. By replacing your windows, you can reduce both heating and cooling costs.
3JM Exteriors, Inc. is a Home Advisor-screened and -approved general contractor. We also have an A-rating with the Better Business Bureau. Because your home is worth it, we want to help you start a project on it today. We serve Hinsdale, Lake Forest, and Schaumburg, IL. Call us up at (630) 985-6494 to schedule a free inspection.