The hot summer months are approaching and your energy bill can skyrocket if your home does not have the proper energy saving windows. During these hot months, your home’s air conditioner works harder to cool the hot air that is created from sunny windows. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, leaky and inefficient windows account for more than 25% of the average household’s energy bills. Buying double-pane windows, airtight frames, and/or windows with Energy Star ratings can significantly reduce energy costs by as much as 15%. Replacing your windows is the most beneficial energy saving home improvement you can make! Window replacements saves more energy than fluorescent light bulbs and ceiling fans combined! Energy efficient replacement windows can also increase your home’s value by about 97% of the cost of the windows according to the National Association of Realtors. The benefits of energy efficient window replacements are unlimited but in this article we will discuss just a few major things you need to know to start saving money and improving your home with energy efficient replacement windows by CRS Exteriors!
Signs that Your Windows Need to be Replaced
A good rule of thumb that most manufactures say about your home’s windows is that they should be replaced about every 20 years. Signs to look for if your home’s windows need replacing are:
Drafts-if you notice your home has warm/cool spots near windows, then your windows are no longer properly insulating your home and outside air is leaking inside.
Panes that collect condensation, ice, or frost is also a sign of inadequate insulation or poor thermal material that is allowing transition from hot to cold air too quickly.
Improper insulation can also be noticed if you are experiencing high volumes of outside noise along with outrageous energy bills that seem to be “out of nowhere”.
Water/rain leaks or difficulty opening and closing your windows can be caused by swelling and contracting and warped frames around your windows. If you notice paint peeling, especially from the exterior of your home’s windows, that can be caused by improper sealing, sun damage from harmful UV rays or general wear and tear from the outside elements and extreme changes in weather/temperate.
A Few Great Benefits of Replacement Windows
When it comes to investing on home improvement, we believe it is best to understand all of the benefits energy efficient replacement windows offer to make your investment a comfortable and exciting decision. Our replacement windows offer the highest quality options with the best results.
Energy efficient windows eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs, and sometimes even lighting costs. Efficient heating and cooling systems can be guaranteed through proper insulation and reducing air leakage. Most people will save 35% of their heating and cooling costs by replacing single pane aluminum windows and sliding doors with energy efficient fiberglass windows and doors.
Our replacement windows are low-maintenance and easy to operate. The highest quality replacement windows stay looking like new and are virtually maintenance-free. Ultrex windows from Infinity by Marvin resist discoloring, warping, rotting, corrosion, denting, rust and don’t require sanding, scraping, or painting.
Installation from our professional team ensures proper installation for optimal energy-efficiency. We measure, install, service and warranty what we sell, and we are 100% responsible should a warranty issue ever occur.