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How Drafty Windows Wreck Your Energy Efficiency

In the winter months, you want to keep your home as nice and toasty as possible. As your HVAC system heats your home and your family, you’ll start to see your energy bill rise a bit. However, if you have begun to see sharp spikes in your energy bills in the winter, more than just the cold temperatures may be to blame. 

Your home is an interconnected system with every part of the house working to protect you from the elements and keep you warm in the winter. If one area of the system isn’t working as intended, your home will not operate as efficiently as it should. Drafty windows are a common weak point in the winter, leading to your heating system working harder than needed. For people of Fairless Hills, new window installation can be the remedy to your skyrocketing bills, but why are drafty windows such a problem?

What Causes Drafty Windows?

Your home’s windows endure a lifetime of punishment. Changes in temperature, moisture, the passage of time, and general wear and tear all directly impact how your windows operate. While you may immediately notice a window that doesn’t close all the way, a drafty window can go unnoticed for long periods and become a more significant drain on your energy efficiency. 

The Impact of Drafty Windows

Infographic showing how drafty windows can raise energy bills

Keeping your home nice and warm during the winter requires your HVAC system to pump warm air into your home until the ambient temperature reaches your desired setting. The more areas where that heat can escape, the more work your HVAC system has to do to maintain that temperature. While heat will naturally pass through your windows, if they aren’t properly installed or have become warped over time, that seal allows for the heat to remain inside. As the drafty windows allow more heat to escape, the more work your HVAC system has to do to keep that temperature up and send your energy bill skyrocketing. 

How KPI Jr. Exteriors, LLC Can Help

In Bucks County, the window installation services provided by KPI Jr. Exteriors, LLC can help give your home the help it needs to retain heat for longer. Our team understands that properly fitted and installed windows help your home retain heat more efficiently and lessens the amount of work your HVAC system has to do during the winter. 

Have you noticed that your drafty windows have shot your energy bills through the roof in the winter? Contact our team to get your free quote and take the first step towards a warmer home!