While even the most energy efficient windows in Cleveland won’t be able to keep out all of winter’s cold, nobody wants to live in a house where the windows are constantly letting out the heat. Thankfully, identifying whether your windows are to blame for a cold and drafty house isn’t too difficult.
One of the best ways to determine if your windows are letting your heat escape is to visually inspect them inside and out. In particular, homeowners should look for damaged caulking or weather stripping, as this can create gaps that make it easy for warm air to escape from your home. More often than not, it should be relatively easy to spot these problems, and some simple repairs could solve the issue.
However, the source of heat leaks isn’t always immediately obvious. If a certain room is much colder than the rest of the house, it may be worthwhile to use an infrared thermometer or even call a professional window replacement contractor to identify the source of the leak. Your cold temperatures could be the result of a hidden leak, or simply having old, inefficient windows could be to blame.
By determining the source of the problem, you’ll be better equipped to decide if repairs or a new window installation is your best solution. Best of all, you’ll be able to stay warm and save energy this winter.