As your home gets older, you may want to consider window replacement. When installed properly by a trained professional, new windows come with a lot of benefits. They can help you increase the air flow through your home, reduce energy costs and up the resale value of your house.
Increase Air Flow
One of the first things many people like to do when the weather turns warmer after a cold winter is open the windows and let fresh air in the house. This is a more pleasant experience when you don’t have to struggle to get your windows open. A new window that doesn’t stick allows you to get the stale air out and replace it with a nice spring breeze. This improves the air quality of your home, which can benefit your health.
Lower Utility Bills
Window replacement can actually save you money on electric bills. Larger windows can let in more sunlight, limiting the hours of the day you need to turn the lights on in the house. New windows also tend to be more airtight when they are closed. If you have old, drafty windows that let cold air inside during the winter and hot air inside during the summer, having new ones installed can help you regulate the temperature of your home better so that your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard.
Raise Resale Value
When you get ready to sell your home, there may be several upgrades your real estate agent suggests to make it more marketable. A relatively easy upgrade is window replacement. Sturdy, reliable windows can improve the look of your home as well as its function. Potential buyers often appreciate such attention to detail. Replacing old windows can improve your home significantly. You can have better control over your air flow, lower utility costs and better luck when it comes time to sell.