We don’t often think about replacing the windows in our home. If it’s too hot in summer or too cold in winter indoors, we tend to blame our HVAC system or insulation. But if certain rooms in your home are colder or warmer than others, your windows might be the element that needs replacing.
Thin, single-pane windows and even some double-pane windows that are installed when houses are built are often builders-grade products, meaning they aren’t the highest in quality and could be the reason hot or cold air seems to enter your home even when they’re shut and locked.
Increases in Your Energy Bill
If you’ve noticed your energy bill is significantly higher than normal, there are a few possible culprits:
- An old or inefficient HVAC system
- Faulty door frames
- Meter error
These are the typical things homeowners check up on or have inspected first when they notice a spike in home energy costs. Windows are frequently overlooked, but they shouldn’t be. If you’ve looked into other possible causes and everything checked out fine, it’s very likely that your windows are the reason your energy bills are higher. Your HVAC system has to work harder to heat and cool the rooms that are affected by windows that are letting in outdoor air, meaning longer run times and higher utility bills.
How Window Replacement Saves You in the Long Run
A window replacement can significantly lower your energy bill when you use good quality products and have them installed by a reliable professional company like Johnson Lumber Company. New insulation can be installed around the frame, ensuring there are no cracks or openings for air to seep through into your home. Your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to heat and cool certain rooms if thicker window panes and insulation keep the air out, meaning greater energy savings for you and your family.
High-Quality Products from a Professional Installer
At Johnson Lumber Company, we specialize in more than just top-quality lumber products. We’re here to help you make your home as comfortable as possible, whether that means a full remodel or smaller projects like window replacement. Contact our experts today for more information on our window replacement services.