Winter is here, which means you want to make sure your family and friends are always comfortable…
And enjoying the warm temperature inside your home.
But if your windows are shut and you still don’t feel that warm and cozy temperature, it’s probably time to check and replace them with energy efficient windows.
Here are 4 signs it’s time to replace them:
1. Window condensation between glass panes
If you’re frequently experiencing extreme weather where you live, it’s not impossible for your windows to produce moisture. High differences between the temperature outside and inside your house can create condensation. When the moisture in warm air turns into liquid and sticks to your window, you’ve got a problem. Mold can start from growing and slowly destroy your windows.
While there are things you can do to prevent mold from spreading and pestering your windows, if this becomes a recurring issue, it’s better to just replace your current windows.
2. Air leaks around your windows
Most windows, especially outdated ones, aren’t designed to trap the temperature inside your home. When warm air leaks, the air in your home is replaced by the cold air outside. Your heating system now has to drive more hot air to normalize the room’s temperature. It’s like keeping your refrigerator door open—you’re only going to waste electricity and shoot up your electric bills.
3. Rusty, cracked, and rotten windows
Not all windows are created equal. Some windows last longer than others. Others reach the end of their service life faster because of rust, mold, cracks, and rotting caused by extreme weather conditions and condensation. If you’re having trouble opening and closing your windows, and you see cracks, rust, mold, or rotten frames, it’s probably time to replace them.
4. High utility bills
This one’s probably obvious. But still, a lot of people don’t realize that one of the reasons they keep getting high electric bills is because of faulty windows. In fact, 43% of a home utility bill goes to heating and cooling. If you’re seeing any of the three signs above, chances are, you have faulty windows.
That’s why we talk a lot about how to save money by using energy efficient windows.
It’s one thing to maintain your windows and keep them in good condition; it’s another to replace them with windows that are low maintenance and high performance.
If you want to save energy and decrease your monthly bills while keeping your family safe and comfortable especially during the winter months and throughout the year, you need energy efficient windows.
What are energy efficient windows?
Unlike single-paned windows, energy efficient windows have multiple panes of glass specifically designed to prevent UV transmission. Plus, they have argon-filled TMAX glass packs that prevent energy transfer—no air leaks around your window.
Here’s how it works:
Energy efficient windows have an R-5 insulating system that creates a barrier against air and water infiltration. By placing these barriers—both chemical and physical—between the air inside and outside your windows, you’ll be able to trap the temperature inside your home.
No need for your heating system to drive more hot air to keep the temperature steady!
By using windows like the MI EnergyCore™ Energy Efficient Window System, you’ll instantly see a difference the next time you receive your utility bills. Plus, you’ll get all of the following benefits.
Remember the barriers we mentioned earlier? Not only do they help trap the temperature inside your home, they also keep your home’s interior dry—even in extreme weather conditions. Whether it’s snowing or raining outside, you’ll always have a cozy and steady temperature inside your house.
Frost buildup leads to condensation. And we all know what happens when there is too much moisture on your windows. With energy efficient windows, you’re able to control the number one cause of condensation: humidity. This results in less frost buildup and ultimately, less condensation.
The MI EnergyCore window is six times more effective than fiberglass, four times more effective than rigid PVC, and three times better than wood at blocking thermal conductivity. If you’re looking for a long-lasting, high-performance window that you can use for years and years to come, there’s no better choice than energy efficient windows.
Ready to replace your current windows with smarter, more cost-effective energy efficient windows? Contact us today 602-455-6616 or complete our FREE estimate questionnaire to get started!