Windows bring light, life and greenery into your home. But, did you know that windows could be the culprit to high bills and energy loss? If you are experiencing problems maintaining your home’s temperature, make sure to inspect your windows before deciding to replace your AC unit.
How Windows Affect Air Conditioning
In order to keep your windows looking beautiful and staying efficient, they should be replaced every 15 to 20 years. However, this can vary depending on environmental factors as well as wear and tear. It is especially important to inspect your windows after a big storm!
Windows affect air conditioning more than you might suspect. They are the largest openings in your home, and they can drastically change your home’s temperature. During hot Florida summers, sunlight streaming in can cause excess heat. It is important not only to have proper window coverings during the summer, but efficient windows to help conserve energy year-round.
Recurring Cold Drafts or AC Escaping
As your windows get older, the seals weaken and fail. This can result in drafts in the winter or cold air escaping in the summer, which will greatly reduce energy efficiency and increase your energy bills. Insulation not only comes from the sealing of the windows, but from the panes as well. Single-pane windows tend to be older and lack necessary insulation, which will cause your AC or heat pump to work harder to maintain a temperature.
Condensation or Water Leakage
Windows with weakened or failing seals can cause water leakage and condensation build up. Water, dirt and air can enter through the broken seals of your window, causing damage to your home, furniture or walls. Condensation may accumulate between the window panels. This is a sign of excess humidity in your home or a broken seal.
When to Replace Your AC
Replacing your air conditioning unit is a big decision. Your AC unit is an investment for you, your family and your home. When considering replacing your unit, take into account your unit’s age, repairs, costs and size. Comfort Temp is here to help you decide if installing a new AC is the best decision for you.
If your AC unit is failing to keep your home cool even after frequent repairs, it may be time to get a new unit. While regular maintenance is necessary and repair needs happen, your AC should be back to normal after our team of experts make a fix.
Increased Energy Bills
Increasing energy bills always raise a red flag. However, it can sometimes be tricky to identify the source. If your bills have steadily been increasing, the source could be from an inefficient, over-functioning AC unit.
All things AC
Comfort Temp is here to help you with all of your heating and air needs, from small repairs to big replacements. If you are experiencing AC troubles, our team of experts is here to help. Learn more about our services and call us for 24/7 emergency repairs.