Are your energy bills too high? Studies show that up to 23% of the energy used to cool and heat our homes is lost through inefficient windows, so perhaps air leaks are to blame. Reducing the amount of air leaks is a cost-effective way to cut energy costs and create a healthier and more comfortable indoor environment. Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia shows you how to deal with drafts in your home.
Dealing with Window Drafts
Normal wear and tear combined with seasonal variations in temperature can cause your window seals to break. Check to see if you feel any drafts near your windows and inspect them for cracks and gaps. Caulk these openings to prevent air transfer. Our region is subject to precipitation throughout the year, so Philadelphia windows need good weatherstripping. Replace old and worn weatherstripping to prevent both air leaks and moisture invasion.
Wooden windows need extra attention. Do the above and inspect them for rot and decay by using a flat screwdriver to check if the window frames are weak. See if there are any splinters or holes as well. Doing routine maintenance for your windows once or twice a year should be good enough until the window reaches the end of its service life. Once a window is over a decade old and needs constant care and repair, it’s time for a replacement.
A Long Lasting Solution To Drafts
The Philadelphia replacement windows we offer are durable, long lasting, and energy-efficient. Our window frames are made of Fibrex®, our innovative composite material. Fibrex is as low maintenance as vinyl yet as durable and insulating as wood. It won’t crack, rot, blister, peel, or corrode. It’s also stable and rigid in all temperatures, reducing the chance of window seal failure.
In addition, our windows come standard with High Performance™ Low E4® glass. This insulating glass is 56% more energy-efficient during summer and 45% more energy-efficient during the winter compared with ordinary dual-pane glass. Our glass helps reduce your energy bills by keeping your interior temperature stable.
Since our window glass reflects heat away from your home in summer and keeps it inside your home in winter, your utility systems will consume less energy. Depending on your location and the weather, you can cut your energy bills by up to 25%.
With your home draft-free, you’ll save money and have a more comfortable indoor environment. If you want energy-efficient replacement windows, Renewal by Andersen of Greater Philadelphia can provide you with an unbeatable window replacement experience. We combine high quality products with an efficient and hassle-free installation, so you can enjoy the benefits of new windows as soon as possible. Give us a call to learn more about our products and services or to schedule a free in-home consultation.