With the winter months drawing near, you need to take a proactive approach to preserve thermal comfort and energy efficiency in your home. If you haven’t given your windows a thorough inspection, now is the time to do it. Signs of drafts or condensation, in particular, shouldn’t be disregarded. Trusted window replacement contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Portland and SW Washington explains why below.
Decreased Thermal Comfort
Drafts and condensation are indications that your windows’ insulating properties have likely been compromised. A closer look at the frames helps determine if this is indeed the case. Do you see small gaps or cracks around the windows? They may be a result of rot, impact damage or simply aging. Also, the glass may appear hazy because of broken seals that keep the window components in place. With these signs present, you can expect cold air to enter your home, compromising energy efficiency and leading to higher energy bills.
Increased Energy Consumption
As cold air leaks into your home through the gaps and cracks, your furnace or heating system has to work harder to compensate for the temperature inconsistencies. Apart from chilly living spaces, you may also notice your energy bills increasing significantly. While there are some temporary fixes to help minimize the effects of drafts or condensation, investing in energy-efficient replacement windows is a better long-term solution.
Count on Renewal by Andersen for Top-Notch Windows
Our team of specialists will deal with the issue of drafts and condensation through high-quality window installation to ensure your home will stay comfortable and efficient all year round. Our replacement window units have Fibrex® frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass—two important components that help boost their thermal performance, translating to lower energy bills and more consistent indoor comfort.
Our job is to provide the best window replacement experience to our customers. Learn how we do it by calling (503) 912-2668 today! You may also fill out our contact form to request a free in-home consultation. We serve Portland and Salem, OR.