December 22, 2013
Winter in Rochester and Western NY is notorious for frigid cold temperatures, wind, snow, freezing rain and other not-so-pleasant conditions. In addition to the effects these can have on our daily lives, they can also take a serious toll on our homes and utility expenses. Most notably, the windows we rely on to keep out the cold lose their effectiveness as the years go on, and this can end up being extremely costly.
One of the most effective ways to ensure that your home stays warm all winter long, without seeing a drastic increase in monthly heating bills, is to promptly replace any damaged or old windows.
Repair or Replace Those Old Storm Windows
A home's storm windows are on the front line of all the various weather elements, and as a result they can wear and wane faster than interior and sliding windows. Many homeowners are unaware of how much cold air just one damaged, cracked or gapping window can let in. Left unaddressed it can literally change the process of heating your home, and may ultimately fail outright if not replaced in due time.
By replacing or repairing these crucial structures, not only will your home feel warmer when the mercury plummets, you'll also end up paying less for the heat you do use. And the best part is the effects are noticeable almost instantly.
Individual Window Replacement
Did you know that just one malfunctioning home window, can increase your home heating expenditures by as much as 5-10% each month? Depending on the style of home you reside in, cold air can travel quickly throughout the open spaces, forcing your furnace to consistently work overtime… all on your tab.
There's a plethora of reasons why many do not replace individual windows. For some it's simply a matter of finances, while others are under the impression that you need to replace every window all at once. For many, it's a simple as not even realizing that there's a leak or crack causing air to enter. This showcases the importance of doing routine window inspections, to detect problems before they have a chance to manifest.
Upgrading to Energy-Efficient Windows
For those looking to go about the matter in the most effective manner possible, there's the option of making the switch to all-weather energy-efficiency windows. Available in a diverse selection of styles, colors, brands and price ranges, energy-efficient window replacement is ideal for those who seek the highest level of cold air protection, in addition to those who plan on selling or staying in their home for the foreseeable future.
Not only do they look good and control heating & cooling costs, they can moreover increase the resale value and appeal of your home.
Affordable Winter Window Replacement in Rochester NY
If you own a home in the Rochester NY or WNY area, and are concerned that your older window may be the source of your increasing home heat bills, let Wonder Windows help you in determining the most affordable course of action.
We've been in business since 1962 and have spent the past 50+ years improving our window installation services, inventory and options. Today we're proud to be the #1 window replacement company in Rochester, and we look forward to helping you turn your chilly rooms into a warm and cozy home again. Give us a call at 585-654-7000 to learn more about improving your home's energy efficiency, or to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.