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Do your home’s windows need to be replaced?

November 25, 2014

Do your windows need to be replaced this winter?

We've talked a lot lately about getting your home in shape for winter before the chilly outdoor conditions finally settle in for the next few months. But we haven't really gone into one of the most important aspects of your home when it comes to keeping yourself warm and your energy bills down—the windows. There is nothing more crucial to a comfortable household than windows that are properly sealed and working, as they can account for anywhere from 10 to 25 percent of your total energy costs. So what are the signs that your old windows need to be replaced?

When it comes to getting new windows, age will be one of the most important factors to take into consideration. Most high-quality windows can last from 10 to 15 years, so if your windows are getting up there in age, it is time for you to consider new ones. Old windows are harmful for the comfort of your home and your bank account, as a lot of the time the sealing will come loose or have holes in them, which will allow the hot air to escape your home and will let the cold winter air inside.

You should also keep an eye out on your thermostat. If you have to constantly turn the heat way up to ridiculous temperatures in order to get even a little bit of warmth in your house, this means that there is a draft or a leak that will need to be dealt with. While you will have to rely more heavily on your heat around this time of year, that doesn't mean you have to blast it at 85 degrees to get the temperature to rise to a measly 60.

If you are in need of Arlington heating repair services for your home, schedule an appointment today with John C. Flood, Inc.

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