Installing energy-efficient windows and observing energy-saving practices can go a long way in not only reducing your power bills, but also improving the quality of life at home. Renewal by Andersen® of Arkansas, your go-to company for replacement patio doors, lists the signs of inefficient energy use and elaborates on how you can address these.
Increasing Power Bills
Higher costs of living are one of the most obvious signs of energy wastage, but it has many causes. One cause is older appliances, which aren’t as energy-efficient as newer models.
In summer and winter, it’s only natural for the bills to increase due to cooling and heating costs. However, you could be paying more than you need to due to insufficient insulation and air leakage. Warm or cold air can enter your home through gaps or areas with insufficient insulation, forcing your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature inside. In addition to adding more insulation, you can install energy-efficient windows and a fiberglass entry door to help remedy this problem.
Allergy Flare Ups
Overworked HVAC systems present another problem: they’re likely to have leaky ductwork and dirty air filters, which could, in turn, lead to the proliferation of allergens in the air. Dirty air filters won’t be able to get rid of all the airborne dust particles, and the leaks from the ductwork could lead to mold that could lead to an increase in airborne mold spores. Adequate insulation, energy-efficient windows and doors, and routine inspections of your HVAC system can help reduce airborne allergens and improve indoor air quality.
Condensation Buildup on Windows
Homeowners usually think of condensation buildup on windows as a mere nuisance, but it indicates a more serious underlying problem. Condensation means either your windows aren’t energy-efficient enough, or you have poor ventilation, which can drastically reduce indoor air quality, especially during winter.
Don’t have time to shop around for energy-efficient windows? Renewal by Andersen of Arkansas offers a wide variety of energy-efficient windows and doors, including specialized ones like sliding French doors. To set up an appointment, call (479) 250-3588, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Springdale, AR, as well as nearby areas.