When windows are installed properly, they’ll easily last you for many years as long as you follow through with maintenance procedures. While they can stay in good condition for quite a while, they will eventually start to get worn down. Today, we’ll be going over how to tell when your windows aren’t in the best condition anymore.
You Feel a Draft
If you feel a draft coming from your window, it means that air from outside is getting through the window and into your home. There are a few reasons why this could be happening. Sometimes, it could be the age of the window, especially if the window is installed in an unfavorable climate that eats away at weatherstripping more quickly.
Other times, a draft could be caused by lack of maintenance. The lifespan of a window goes down when you don’t take care of it.
The problem could also stem from a poor initial installation. If this is the case, removing the window and reinstalling it could remedy any issues you have.
Your Energy Bill Has Gone Up
This goes hand-in-hand with drafts. When air gets through your window, it means your air conditioner/heater has to work harder to maintain an optimal temperature in your home. It also causes your HVAC to get worn down more quickly due to the extra strain that’s placed on it. The added work your HVAC unit sustains will be reflected in your energy bill, so if you notice a spike in the price of your energy bill, look to your windows as a possible reason for this.
You Notice Condensation On Your Windows
This is a natural problem to experience during the winter season because the air in your home becomes warmer than the air that’s outside. The problem with condensation is that, when there’s too much, your windows can get damaged more quickly and easily.
To address the issue, try investing in a dehumidifier. Otherwise, it may be best to seek professional help in order to get the problem fixed.
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