Energy Loss Through Old And Drafty Windows

To put it plainly, your old, drafty windows are wasting your money. Your energy bills are higher than they should be, your HVAC system needs more costly maintenance, and you’re constantly spending time and money to seal drafts with weather-stripping and caulk. Nearly 40% of your annual heating and cooling costs can be attributed to old, outdated windows – save yourself the extra money by replacing your drafty windows with replacement windows from Window Nation. You’ll enjoy lower energy bills and increased energy efficiency, saving you money for years to come.

How Do I Know It’s Time to Replace My Windows?

Drafts aren’t the only sign your windows need to be replaced. Place your hand on the windowpane – does the glass feel hot or cold to the touch? Your windows may be poorly insulated, allowing warm summer air or cold winter air inside your home. If your windows haven’t been replaced since you’ve lived in your home, you may still have single pane builder-grade windows. These windows are equipped with just one pane of glass, doing little to help your home’s energy efficiency. We recommend replacing these windows with double pane or triple pane windows for maximum energy savings.

Be sure to also watch out for any condensation on your windowpanes. If you notice moisture between the panes of glass, your seals have most likely failed, allowing the Argon gas in between the panes to leak out. Argon gas insulates your windows, keeping your home comfortable and protected from the air outside. If your windows are newer, you may be able to replace the seal; however, we recommend replacing the window if your windows are old and outdated. In addition, take note of any cracks in the glass that allow air to leak in from the outside.

How Can Replacement Windows Improve My Home’s Energy Efficiency?

For maximum energy savings, we recommend replacing your outdated windows with modern replacement windows. Replacement windows from Window Nation are equipped with premium energy efficiency features to help you save money on your energy bills year-round. Our windows are available in both wood and vinyl options to boost your home’s energy efficiency without sacrificing style. No matter the style you choose, you can feel comfortable knowing your windows are Energy Star certified, guaranteeing energy savings for as long as you own your home.

If your old windows were single pane windows, you may want to consider upgrading your glass to energy efficient double or triple pane glass. Modern replacement windows have a special Low-E glass coating, reflecting sunlight and heat off your windows. This coating works with Argon glass between the windowpanes to make your windows more energy efficient. Double pane windows from Window Nation have two panes of Low-E coated glass, offering energy efficiency at a wallet-friendly price.

However, for maximum energy efficiency, we recommend choosing triple pane windows. These windows have all the same benefits as double pane windows with an additional pane of Low-E coated glass for top-of-the-line energy efficiency. Triple pane windows will also keep your home protected against damaging UV rays, keeping the temperature in your house cool throughout the hot summer months.

Ready for New Windows?

Don’t waste your money with old, drafty windows. Replacement windows from Window Nation will save you money on your energy bills while keeping your home comfortable year-round. Once you’re ready to start your window replacement project, contact Window Nation. Our team of exterior design consultants will meet with you to discuss your project, giving you a quote good for up to six months. We also offer Energy Star certified siding and doors to give your home the energy efficiency boost it needs. Schedule your in-home estimate today!

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