Over time, the shifts with the weather can cause the seals around the windows to become compromised, causing air gaps. And, things can happen from time to time, causing cracks in the glass, which lets in even more air. Not only is the outside air getting inside, but the comfortable air inside is leaking outside. It’s not a good cycle.
Here’s Why You Want to Fix Those Leaky Windows
They’re Costing You Money
Your HVAC system keeps your home or business comfortable year round. It’s a balance of your heating, ventilation, and cooling systems. If you have leaky windows, not only is your HVAC system trying to control the interior environment, it’s also trying to balance out of that extra outside air that’s getting in. And, at the same time, you’re losing the inside air.
All of that air will make your HVAC system work harder to keep the inside air at a comfortable temperature. In the summer, your air conditioner will run more often, and in the winter, your furnace will kick on more frequently. All of this extra work will have a huge impact your energy usage. The cost of fixing any issues or glass replacement would quickly pay for itself with your reduced utility bills.
Not only is air getting in, but water can also get inside of those air gaps. Water damage can be costly as well as create areas where mold and mildew can grow, causing health issues.
There’s also a lot of other things that are in the air that are getting in through those leaky or cracked windows. Depending on the time of the year, things like dust, mites, pollen, and other pollutants are in the air outside. Repairing the seals or glass replacement will keep all of that yuck out of your inside air.
They’ll Look Better
If you have leaky windows, chance are they are getting foggy from time to time. Double-paned windows can get cloudy on the inside when their seals wear out, and single-paned windows will get foggy on the inside with certain weather conditions. Either way, it’s not a pretty sight. You can’t see out of your windows, and they’re ugly. It’s so nice when they’re fixed and you can enjoy the sunshine again.
If it’s time to take care of those drafty or cracked windows, give Glass N Pane a call today. Our family owned and operated business has been helping homeowners, businesses, builders, remodelers, and interior designers with their glass needs for over 24 years. Find out how we’ve earned our “customer first” reputation by providing reliable services always deliver with a smile.