Drafty windows can cost you a lot of money over the years. They make your furnace and air conditioner work harder, which in turn increases your utility bills. But drafty windows can do more than just hurt your wallet. There are a few ways you can determine if your windows are the source of your drafts. If they are, there are many reasons why you need to replace them. Here are a few such reasons that go beyond the increase in your utility bills.
Drafts Make Your Home Uncomfortable
In addition to increasing your utility bills, drafty windows can make your home uncomfortable. The cool drafts that seep into your home during the winter can send a chill up your back. Any furniture you have up against the window may become uncomfortably cool. While you may not feel the heat that comes into your home during the summer, it still affects the room. You want to be comfortable in your home, regardless of the season. Replacing drafty windows will go a long way to ensuring that you are.
They Present an Opening for Insects
Drafty windows are typically not set in their frames correctly. The small gaps that this creates are the perfect entryway for insects. At first, you may not notice these little bugs. Many of them are so small that they won’t bother you that much. However, if ants start finding their way into your house, you will certainly notice. Instead of battling these insects, simply replace your drafty windows. This cuts off their way into the house.
They Can Kill Your Houseplants
Drafts, especially cold drafts, can damage or kill houseplants that can’t take the cold. Plants are often placed near windows, so they get the light they need to grow, but this also means they get hit with drafts. If you see your plants start to wither and can rule out issues such as over-watering, you could have a draft.
Drafty windows don’t have to be the cause of discomfort, nor do they have to cost a lot of money to repair. Rusco offers affordable window replacement for both standard and custom windows. Contact us today to learn more about what we offer.