Common Problems with Windows in Winter

If you are one of those homeowners here in Central New York who wakes up in a chilly morning home and starts walking around trying to find where all that cold air is coming from, it won’t surprise you to learn that leaky or inefficient windows can cause some serious comfort issues. In this blog, we will explore the common problems caused by inefficient windows during the winter months and delve into what makes windows inefficient. 

Symptoms of Leaky or Inefficient Windows

  • Indoor Drafts: One of the most noticeable signs of inefficient windows in winter is indoor drafts. If you feel cold air moving throughout, especially as you move from floor to floor or near windows, it’s a clear indication that your windows are leaky.
  • High Heating Costs: Another telltale sign is the shockingly high heating bills during the winter season. As cold outside air leaks in, it negates a large percentage of the heat that your furnace, boiler, or heat pump is providing. This constant demand for warmth can significantly inflate your heating and energy costs.
  • Cold Rooms: If you notice certain rooms in your home consistently feel colder than others, your windows may be to blame.
  • Window Condensation: Condensation forming on the interior of your windows is a common problem in winter. While it may seem harmless, it can actually be a sign of inefficient windows. When warm indoor air meets the cold glass surface of your windows, moisture accumulates, potentially leading to mold growth and further damage.

Causes of Inefficient Windows

  • Warping: Over time, window materials can warp due to exposure to extreme weather conditions, especially if they are made from low-quality materials. Warped windows lose their seal, allowing drafts and heat loss to occur.
  • Improper Installation: Leaky windows can often be attributed to poor installation. Even high-quality windows will perform poorly if not installed correctly, as even the smallest gaps and cracks can all lead to energy loss.
  • Damage: Accidental damage to windows, such as cracks or broken seals, can compromise their efficiency. It’s crucial to address any damage promptly to prevent further energy wastage.
  • Deterioration: Older windows may suffer from deterioration over time. Weatherstripping may wear out, and the seals may become less effective, resulting in increased energy loss and consumption.

Call Energy Savers for Expert Window Replacement

When it comes to addressing window inefficiency during the winter months, call the trusted window contractor near you — Energy Savers. Our skilled technicians are trained in the art of window installation. We take great care to ensure windows are properly fitted, sealed, and insulated, eliminating drafts and heat loss. Our selection of high-quality materials includes energy-efficient windows designed to keep your home comfortable year-round while reducing energy consumption. 

We have an in-depth understanding of building science, allowing us to tailor our installation methods to maximize energy efficiency. We consider factors such as insulation, air sealing, and window placement to ensure optimal performance. While energy-efficient replacement windows may require an initial investment, our services ultimately save homeowners money by reducing heating costs and improving overall comfort.

Call Energy Savers about replacement windows today and ask how you can get $4,000 off and no payments for a year! (315) 437-3008

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