Winter in California isn’t nearly what it is in other areas of the country, but compared to the nice weather the rest of the year, it can feel rather chilly. If you have older windows, you might not really be ready for the winter months. But if you get replacement windows in Simi Valley, CA before the cold hits, you can be much more prepared to fight off the chill.
If you are concerned about your windows and how they will handle the upcoming winter months, it’s important to think about how old they are. Windows have a lifespan on them, just like any other product. Though, if you care for them well, they will last for decades, they still have an ending point. If your windows are as old as your house, and you bought it a good thirty years ago or more, it’s likely time to at least look into how they are holding up. Age alone is a good indication that windows might be too old to do well this winter.
If you aren’t sure how old the windows are, that’s okay. You can still look for signs that they are past their expiration date. When it’s windy outside, hold your hand near the windows and see if you feel a draft. Your HVAC will have to work a lot harder if the windows aren’t keeping the air inside the home. That means a higher energy bill for you and a less comfortable house overall.
When you pump air into your house to keep things warmer in the winter, you want to be able to use that air. You don’t want it flowing out closed windows, being wasted. You have to pay for that air and the energy used in making it, whether you use it or not. It’s a waste to have a high bill on air that you don’t get to use.
Preparing for winter might mean making certain adjustments to your closet so the sandals are in the back, the closed toes shoe upfront. But it can also mean looking at certain things in your house that would work better for efficiency, comfort, bills, and more. That could very well mean getting new windows installed if your windows are on the old site and aren’t working well any longer.
If you aren’t sure whether or not you need replacement windows in Simi Valley, CA for the winter months, contact the professionals at Quality Windows & Doors and we can assess your home and its windows to see what we recommend. We only recommend things that we would do in our own house if we were in your situation. You don’t have to worry about us suggesting new windows if you don’t really need them. We’re here with your best interest at heart, whatever that might be. We want to be honest with you so you will trust us in whatever we tell you in the future as well. We’re here to help with your home.