HOME IMPROVEMENT: Three Ways Those Aging Windows are Costing Money

By  //  January 25, 2018

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When you look at your windows, do you ever think about how they could be adversely affecting your life? Specifically, what is it costing you to keep those older windows and put off replacing them with new ones?

When you look at your windows, do you ever think about how they could be adversely affecting your life? Specifically, what is it costing you to keep those older windows and put off replacing them with new ones?

You may be surprised at how those windows are taking money out of your pocket. Here are three examples of what they are costing you every day.

Energy Costs

Windows in poor condition do not provide the protection from the elements you deserve. Cracks around the framework or in between sashes allow more air to seep in from the outside. If there are any spaces between a set of warped sashes, that’s another point of entry for hot or cold air.

Something must be done to offset the air seepage. Most of the time, that means adjusting the thermostat and increasing how often the furnace and air conditioner run. While this approach id successful, the result is that your home consumes a lot more energy each month. That translates into higher heating and cooling bills.

The only way to regain control of your utility costs is to replacing those aging windows with new Calgary windows.

With the cracks and other problems gone, it will take much less energy to maintain the indoor temperature that you prefer. Wait until you get the invoices for the first full billing period after the installation, and you’ll see how much those new windows reduce the energy consumption and save money.

Mold and Mildew

Air seepage in and around older windows also affects the humidity level in the home. Over time, you may notice certain areas seem to develop mold with greater ease.

Furniture that is placed near windows may begin to show signs of mildew as extra moisture seeps into the upholstery and the padding. Whether you choose to have the furniture reupholstered or simply replace it, that’s money out of your pocket.

If you invest in new windows, mold and mildew is less likely to occur. That saves you time and money on cleaning and could allow you to enjoy more years of use from your furnishings.

Wear on the Heating and Cooling System

You already know how those older windows make it harder to heat and cool your home. Along with the increased energy consumption, have you thought about what the ongoing operation of your home heating and cooling system is costing? There’s a good chance that the greater stress on the system is leading to more frequent repairs and a shorter life.

Consider how new windows can reverse the situation. A home heating and cooling system that does not have to run as often sustains less wear. That means fewer repairs and the potential to get several more years of use from the system. Think of what they mean in the way of saving money over the next decade.

If your windows are not what they used to be, now is the time to take action. Call a contractor and learn more about the Guelph windows currently on the market. The up-front expense of replacing those windows will be offset a lot quicker than you think.

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