It’s fair to say the world’s political situation is turbulent right now. That is never good news for home heating costs. When fuel oil costs more, you want to use a lot less of it. On the other hand, keeping the house warm and comfortable is also important.
That’s where replacement windows come in. In this part of Massachusetts, there are many older homes that still have their original windows. That means if the house was built in the 1960’s, those windows are more than 50 years old!
Over time, all windows develop damage from being exposed to the elements. This damage can include the tiny cracks, gaps, or splits that can form in the window’s seals. This allows cold air and moisture to penetrate. If you have some rooms that are always cold and drafty, no matter how much you turn up the thermostat, the windows are likely an issue.
How much heat can escape through leaky windows? Get ready to hold onto your hats. More than 40% – nearly half! – of a home’s heated, warmed air can be lost through inefficient windows and doors. This means that basically half of the money you spend on heating your home is wasted.
Imagine what it would feel like to cut your home heating bill by twenty, thirty, or forty percent. That’s real money now freed up in your budget – and with prices going up the way they are, every dollar matters.
As a Massachusetts replacement window contractor, we’re often asked if you have to replace all the windows in the house at once, or if it’s okay to proceed in sections as the budget allows. Obviously, to realize the biggest, most immediate change to your household’s energy consumption patterns, replacing all the windows at once is the way to go. But in real life, it’s perfectly fine to begin by addressing the windows in the coldest, draftiest part of the house first!