Did you know old windows are one of the leading causes for wasted money in the summer? If you’ve got older doors and windows or they’re damaged in any way, they’re probably costing you money. Aluplex is here to let you in on how you can start saving money. All you have to do is replace your old or drafty windows and doors. Let’s take a look at how this helps you save money.
Summer Cooling Costs
To start with, let’s take a look at how much you spend on AC in the summer. Your summer electric bills are probably a lot higher than the rest of the year. That’s because when summer comes around, things get really hot. To keep yourself cool and safe, you’ve got to run your AC for a large portion of the day. That takes up a lot of electricity and leaves your wallet a lot emptier than usual.
When your doors or windows are old, the seal between them and the frame they’re set in begins to deteriorate. That leaves enough space for the cold air you effectively paid your AC to produce to sneak out. The same goes for windows and doors that have been damaged. If either has been damaged, cracks or splits in the frame will let drafts in or out. Doors that no longer close properly will do the same.
Drafts aren’t always noticeable to us. Really bad seals can let in a noticeable breeze, but sometimes it’s subtler than that. Old doors and windows can let in summer heat that we don’t even notice. These drafty windows and doors are going to cost you a lot of money.
Raising Your Bill
All of these drafts work together to raise the overall temperature of your home. It’s easy for that kind of change to slip by unnoticed when the house’s temperature has already gone up so much during the change in seasons. The thing is, it really does make a difference.
A well-sealed home can get cooled down much faster and then only require the AC to kick on every few hours. When you have consistent air leaks all over the house, the AC may need to come on over and over again or run constantly to keep up with the continued rise in temperature. This continued work from your heater is going to run up your electric bill and cost you a lot of money over the course of the summer.
Replace Your Windows
Are your windows over 10 years old? To save yourself the drain on your wallet this year and the many years following, you should replace all of your windows before summer. Aluplex offers the highest quality glass in Toronto and we install it as well. Get beautiful windows with great insulation in no time. Buy the styles you love and improve the appearance of your home at the same time. We also offer fiberglass doors. If you’ve got a front or back door that’s not doing its part in insulating your home, count on us to put in one that will.