When you’re a homeowner, you’re constantly looking for ways to save on your energy bills. From quality HVAC systems to energy-efficient doors or windows, there are numerous ways to make your home energy-efficient. Sometimes, however, your home can still waste energy, even if you’ve done all the necessary steps in energy efficiency.
Before you order new replacement windows or doors, there are other reasons for this and the signs aren’t always obvious. Signs that may come as unexpected and shocking. In this post, Windows by Toll discusses the unexpected signs your home is wasting energy.
Allergies and Respiratory Problems
Surprisingly, this is a reason your home is wasting energy. This is because airborne irritants that cause respiratory problems and allergies are the result of dirty air filters or leaky ductwork. Leaky ductwork and dirty air filters occur when your home has a forced-air heating or central air conditioning system that isn’t energy-efficient which actually causes energy loss instead.
Rooms Too Hot During the Summer
This is possibly the result of duct leakage, inadequate insulation, or direct sunlight from windows with poor reflective coatings. Inadequate insulation can not only come from your attic and windows but also your doors, so it may be in your best interest to get replacement doors. If your window has a fair bit of mileage in it, it may be time to get a window with reflective coatings as well. The lack of insulation will force your HVAC systems or furnaces to work more to produce heat, which can consume huge amounts of energy.
Lack of Hot Water
A lack of hot water in your home may occur due to the water heater tanks being too old or small to meet your household’s demand for hot water. Since the water heater tanks have to keep working to produce hot water, it can be quite an energy loss for your home.
To get started on replacing windows this spring, turn to Windows by Toll for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of window and door replacement services. Give us a call at (914) 908-4111 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.