Winter isn’t all bad. The white crisp snow is beautiful. Sledding, skiing and snowshoeing can only be done when the weather is cold. Snow days home from school are a great benefit too! Cozy nights inside your home can be life long memories in the making. But, if keeping your home cozy and warm is costing you too much, use these four tips to help save you money this heating season.

New Windows. Windows that are old, damaged or warped will not perform well. They will allow heat to escape outdoors, as well as let cold air in. Stopping these holes in your walls from decreasing the temperature in your house and increasing your utility bills can be as easy as giving the professionals at Window Nation a call. New replacement vinyl windows from Window Nation are custom made to fit your existing needs. They will fit like a glove, perform like a shield and will increase your home’s curb appeal all at the same time! With so many colors and styles to choose from your home will get a makeover, be warmer and cost less to keep it that way!

Seal unwanted openings around your home. Our homes have many places that are open to the outside. Without proper maintenance and care these openings become a prime place for unwanted air exchange. Check all the locations around your home that open up to the outdoors, places like:

  • Chimneys

  • Ventilation

  • Utility entrances (cable, electrical, water etc.)

  • Exterior outlets

  • Exterior light fixtures

  • Plumbing access

  • Basement doors

  • Basement wall cracks and crevices

All of these places and more can be attributing greatly to the amount of your heating bills. Taking the time to repair them by using either caulking or expanding spray foam will aid in keeping your precious warm air inside.

New Doors. Doors are such a high traffic area but they are often overlooked in the search for cold air culprits. The perimeter of doors should be sealed with weather stripping. If your doors weather stripping has been damaged over the years than air is most certainly coming in around it. A new steel or fiberglass door from Window Nation will stop that issue in its tracks. Create a new look with a new exterior door and save money on your heating bills.

Wash in cold only. If your water is heated by an oil fired water heater, than wash your laundry in cold water only. Adding any heat to your water uses your precious supply of oil. Generations of families have been washing in cold water for many many years. Now there are even some laundry detergents that are specifically formulated to clean better in cold water. Why waste your hot water on your clothes when you can save it for your shower?

Keeping your home warm and your heating bill down isn’t impossible. Take the time to heed these four tips and let them assist you so that you can go out and enjoy the winter without worrying about your heating budget.

The winter season is making its way into many Eastern states and with this return of cold weather, higher heating costs rides its coattails. Throughout the country, heaters are beginning to work overtime. That's because many homes allow the heat to leak out via poorly insulated windows.

According to weather.com, here are the average temperatures for the month of January:

Cleveland, OH - 28 degrees on average
Baltimore, MD - 33 degrees on average
Washington, DC - 36 degrees on average
Charlotte, NC - 41 degrees on average

With temperatures close to freezing, it is important that your home holds in the maximum amount of heat. A well-insulated home requires your heating system to run less which results in lower heating costs through the long winter. One way to reduce heat loss through Window Nation’s energy efficient window replacements.

While replacement windows are an upfront cost to homeowners, they will end up saving a lot of money down the line. Heating bills will be lower because the heat will actually stay in the home, creating an evenly heated space rather than drifting out through older and less efficient windows. And with heating costs not expected to drop anytime soon, it is important to save on resources as much as possible.

To learn more about Window Nation’s energy efficient window replacements as well as ways to save money on your heating costs this winter, please contact us today! We are experts at installing windows and offer this service throughout our large service area including Maryland, D.C., Northern Virginia, Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and the Delaware Valley (read: Philadelphia region)

The weather forecast has been pretty harsh in recent weeks for parts of the east coast and though Hurricane Sandy has moved on, other storms will come including potential nor’easters this winter. It’s not too late to prepare your home for severe weather. Window Nation provides energy efficient replacement windows that will not only keep your home warmer during the winter, but safer from inclement weather.

Did you know that our windows can withstand serious storms including hurricanes and inclement winter weather? It’s true; the windows installed by our team of professionals will protect you from:

  • wind speeds of up to 203 miles per hour

  • rain and snow coming inside

  • debris that may blow around with storms

  • cold spots in the home

  • increase in utility bills when it’s freezing outside

Winter can be a tough time of the year and with the increasing cost of utilities, homeowners everywhere are looking for a solution that will help them to save money on heating costs during the winter. And if you are still living with drafty windows that literally suck the heat out, then it is time to consider how window replacements will save you money and keep your family safe when the severe weather strikes.

Even better is that all of the window installations are also backed by Window Nation’s insurance coverage and warranty so that you are never left wondering whether or not your replacement windows were worth it.

For homes in Maryland, DC, Northern Virginia, and the Carolinas including Charlotte, if you would like to learn how to protect your home from strong weather with Window Nation’s durable and efficient windows, then please contact us today. Before the next storm hits, now is the time to be prepared!

With the chilly weather setting in across most of the country, you may just now be realizing that your old windows are not going to hold up well this winter. With the loss in heat due to poor energy efficiency, homeowners are feeling hopeless knowing that the cost of heating the home will be through the roof. The good news is that window replacements can solve your worries, however you may be wondering if is too late. In fact many homeowners wonder if it is possible to replace windows during the winter or if they have to wait until spring to install replacement windows?

Although it may be cold out there, it is not too late to have your windows replaced with quality replacement windows from Window Nation that are not only attractive but also energy efficient! We work year round to ensure that homes are comfortable no matter what the outside temperature may be. The materials that we use can even be applied in the rain and extreme temperatures so you do not have to worry about one more winter season of paying too much money for heat that literally goes out the window.

Here are a few reasons why you should consider window replacements this winter:

  • Keeps your whole home warmer, while saving you money on heating costs.
  • Eliminates spots in the home that are either hot or cold with an even heat disbursement.
  • Save on resources by using less fuel for heat.
  • Strong, durable glass is safer for the whole family even in strong winter storms.

So, what are you waiting for? Don’t spend another winter season wasting money on heating costs when you could replace all of the windows in your home and enjoy a warm, cozy home at a much lower utility cost. The window replacement experts at Window Nation are ready to help you enjoy a more energy efficient home, no matter how cold it may be out there.

For residents in Maryland, DC, Northern Virginia and the Carolina’s including Charlotte, please contact us today to learn more about how energy efficient window replacements could help you!