Winter is coming here in Denver, and some homeowners wait until the very last minute to work on energy efficient upgrades. If you already have an efficient HVAC system and your energy bills still skyrocket in the winter, it’s time to take a close look at your windows. Outdated windows can cost you hundreds of dollars per year, and we’re willing to bet that you’d rather keep that money in your bank account.
When you’re fed up with high utility bills and drafts inside of your living room, new window installation might be on your mind. New replacement windows can help save you up to $465 per year on your utility bills, especially if you’re upgrading from very inefficient and outdated windows.
However, many homeowners are also reluctant about upgrading their windows in the winter. They are concerned about snowfall and freezing temperatures in the wintertime in Denver, or they may just be worried about blowing too much money with a professional window installation company. It’s important to keep in mind that window installation isn’t a DIY project, especially if you don’t have any experience with home remodeling.
To make matters worse, winter window installation is trickier than other times of year. If you’re thinking of going the DIY route with new replacement windows this winter, here are a few reasons why you need to reconsider:
You’ll Lose a Lot of Energy
Removing an old window from your home and replacing it with another can result in a lot of energy loss, especially during the winter. When temperatures are frigid and snow is falling, it’s inevitable that you will lose a considerable amount of energy during installation.
However, professional replacement window companies are skilled at keeping energy loss low—even during the winter. Not to mention, professional window installers also work at a fast rate to remove your original windows and replace with new as quickly as possible.
You May Not Install Correctly
Since it’s cold and you want to get the installation over as quickly as possible, you might end up cutting corners to return to the warmth of your home. The downside is that incorrectly installed windows won’t help you save money on your energy bills; in fact, they can actually make your utilities even higher.
You May Experience Drafts
Furthermore, if your windows are incorrectly installed, those howling winter winds will make their way into your home. This is sure to make your home feel uncomfortable as you find yourself cranking up thermostat to keep warm. Unfortunately, this will cancel out any benefits of installing new windows in the first place.
Unless you’re a skilled and seasoned window installer, don’t try DIY installation this winter. Contact Universal Windows Direct for professional installation and maximize your energy savings until warmer weather arrives.