As cooler weather settles into the area, you’re sure to find yourself searching for ways to stay warm. However, this shouldn’t be a problem in your home. You should be able to set your thermostat at a comfortable temperature and let your furnace do the rest.
But here’s something you need to know: If your windows are letting cold air in from the outside, you’ll find it much more difficult to maintain a warm home.
If you suspect this issue, the first thing you must do is find out which windows are leaking. From there, you can then decide on a fix. For example, you may be able to caulk minor leaks to keep the cold air where it belongs.
While a professional energy audit, including a blower-door test, is the best way to pinpoint leaks, this may be more than you want to take on. If so, wait for a cold day and carefully examine each window in your home. You can also use a temperature sensor to aid in your search.
Should you realize that your problem is too big for a tube of caulking to handle, it may be time to opt for replacement windows. Not only will this make your home more enjoyable during the winter (and summer) months, but it’ll save you money on your heating and cooling bills.
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