As fall settles in, you know what’s coming next. Winter! And while winter isn’t as big of a deal in Camarillo, CA as it is in other colder parts of the country, there’s still a chill in the air that you want to prevent from getting into your home. The professionals at Quality Windows want to keep you warm this winter without threatening you with high heating costs. Here are a few steps to help you prepare your home for winter.
One of the biggest energy-sucking culprits is a leak around your windows and doors. If you want to remain warm and comfortable without huge cold air drafts, you want the warm air to stay inside and the cold air to stay out. That means sealing up your home properly. Windows and doors are the biggest issue, but if you seal the cracks with caulking, you can keep them in good shape. You might also see cracks and gaps around fixtures and in other areas. If you want help identifying what needs to be sealed up, contact an energy inspector for help with the process.
Preparing for the colder conditions means you might have to run your heat. You should check and change the filter to make sure it will run effectively and efficiently. You may also want to have your HVAC system inspected by professionals so they can ensure it will run safely and keep you warm all winter long. It costs less to have these inspections and fix small issues than it does to fix things later on.
Replace Windows and Doors
If your windows and doors are energy efficient and properly sealed, you will increase your comfort inside your home all winter with ease. Sometimes, windows and doors just need maintenance to get you through the winter months. You can scrape off old caulk and run another thin bead over the cracks. Other times, you need new windows and doors to deal with energy efficiency. Add draft guards to your doors and consider new windows.
Replacing Windows Now
If you replace your windows in the fall, when temperatures are still quite pleasant, you are better off when winter hits. You won’t have to worry about sky rocketing bills and your home will look nicer too! Some old windows are simply beyond repair. No matter how much caulk you put around them, they still have a draft. At that point, your Camarillo, CA home is simply better off with new windows.
Call Quality Windows at 805-564-7600 if it’s time to look into new windows Camarillo for your home as you prepare for the chilly winter months. We’re here to help you with a free consultation where you can ask questions and find the answers you need to make an informed decision. You can also stop by our showroom at 534 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 and take a look at samples of the windows we offer. We’re here to help you stay warm and comfortable all winter long.