Did you know that heating and cooling can account for nearly half of all utility bills? That makes it the largest energy expense for a typical home. You can reduce these high energy costs by installing energy-efficient windows in your home. Although there may be temporary methods to improve older windows to become more energy efficient, it’s typically a band-aid situation and does not come close to reaping the benefits of new energy-efficient windows. In many cases, it may be more cost-effective to replace the windows completely. It’s quite common that replacing old drafty windows with new energy-efficient windows will pay for themselves with the reduced heating and cooling costs that you will save on.
But it’s not just about the window selection itself. It’s a combination of both the window itself along with expert installation. It is critical that windows are installed properly in order to maximize the benefits and energy efficiency. Improper installation can lead to reduced savings on heating and cooling bills. Window installation varies depending on the type of window, the construction of the house, the exterior cladding, and the type of weather-restrictive barrier. It’s important to ensure that the windows are installed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and be properly air sealed during installation. So it’s best to hire a local window replacement company to get the job done right.