Replacing my windows keeps the house cooler in the summer

Window Installations in Waldo

If you’re considering renovating or upgrading any part of your Greater Kansas City home, you should strongly consider replacing your windows, especially if they are beginning to wear down with age. Window replacement is one of the most effective renovations that you can make for a number of reasons. 

First of all, if your windows are old and no longer operating properly, whether you have trouble opening and closing the windows or they have issues locking, then they should be immediately replaced, if for nothing else than for safety reasons. Newer windows are much lighter than older models, meaning that they are easier to operate. They also make use of much newer locking technology, making the windows easier to lock and more secure to boot.

Replacing your windows with energy efficient windows will keep the house cooler

Replacing your windows with energy efficient windows will keep the house cooler

The operation of your windows shouldn’t be your only concern. Older windows tend to have air leaks. This means that any warm or cool air that your HVAC  (heating ventilation and air conditioning) system is producing will seep outside. In addition to having to replace this lost air, your HVAC system will be combating any warm or cool air that leaks into the home from outside. This not only affects your energy costs, since you will be using more energy in these cases, but it will cause additional wear and tear on your HVAC system, leading to a shorter lifespan. Newer windows are much more energy efficient, which is not only more friendly to the environment, it’s also more friendly to your bank account. When shopping around for a window replacement, be sure to look for the Energy Star label, which ensures that the window not only meets the energy efficiency requirements of EPA (environmental protection agency) but that it surpasses them as well.

While the operation and energy efficiency of your windows is of incredible importance, don’t discount the visual appeal either. Windows that are old and worn down don’t do much to help the visual appeal of your home. By upgrading your windows, you’ll be upgrading the aesthetic of your home, thereby helping to improve your home’s curb appeal. Curb appeal is what draws potential buyers to come take a look at your house if you ever decide to sell.

Consider window replacement in your Greater Kansas City Home in order to save money on your energy bills, improve the safety and operation of your windows and increase your property’s curb appeal.

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