If you often find yourself fiddling with the thermostat, you might be in need of some new energy efficient windows.
As windows age with a house, they can experience various failures to their seal that will cause drafts and make your house feel much chillier. If you are setting your thermostat at one temperature and finding that you need to keep turning it up higher to retain a comfortable indoor climate, then the culprit you might be looking for could be one you’re more used to looking through.
Windows and doors are the biggest areas of heat loss in a home.
A drafty window can be the cause for many problems, and if not taken care of, costly repairs. If your window is drafty, it might also be leaking in rainstorms or when ice and snow buildup melt. Down the road, a leaky window can lead to rotting frames and walls. For an energy-conscious homeowner, a drafty window can be a real enemy.
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Winter isn’t something you want to mess with, especially in Calgary, so having a warm toasty home that doesn’t rack up your energy bills is a good goal for any homeowner.Ideally you want to have your thermostat as low as you can and still be comfortable inside during the winter to save energy, and save money. However, if your windows are making your home an inside frozen tundra, you will be far more concerned with keeping warm than with keeping your energy consumption low.
To help keep your home warm in the winter it might be a good idea for you to invest in some new Energy Star rated windows. New windows can add insulation to the home and add value to your home as well. Replacing your old, used windows will help keep your home warm during Calgary’s vicious winters. Along with new Calgary windows installed you might want to invest in a programmable thermostat, so you can have it turn on when you are home and keep it from running when it isn’t needed. With both of these investments, you can look forward to a toastier home and lower energy bills, even during the coldest months of winter.
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