Massachusetts homeowners! Are you looking for ways to save money? One major expense you have is heating and cooling your home. Perhaps you know how much you spent keeping the family comfortable last year. If you don’t, check your finances. It can be an eye-opening realization to see how much it costs to keep a home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
If you’d like to save money, it’s time to get serious about energy efficiency. Energy efficiency in this instance is really about not wasting warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer. When you were growing up, you may have had the experience of hearing your parents tell you to shut the door because you’re letting all the heat out. But here’s where Mom and Dad didn’t tell you everything. Did you know that your windows and doors can let the heat out even when they’re closed?
It’s true. In fact, energy efficiency experts estimate that you can lose as much as 40% of a home’s heating and cooling energy through leaky windows and doors. It’s important to understand how much window technology has changed over the past thirty to forty years. Older windows feature fewer panes of glass, less secure frames, and often, a total lack of insulating gas between the panes of glass. Add to that the impact of decades of use, being exposed to the harsh Massachusetts winters.
Windows can look perfectly fine but still allow lots of warm air out. Losing forty percent of your home’s heat through leaky windows and doors means that forty cents out of every dollar you’re spending on heating and cooling your home is wasted. Look at how much you spent last year. What could you do if that heating expense was significantly lower?
Replacement window installation is one way to improve the appearance of your home and save lots of energy. Your home will be warmer, more comfortable, and less noisy. Your Massachusetts replacement window company can help you get the process started today!