The Chiefs are playing. You’re considering making chili for dinner, and your outdoor fire pit is getting more use. You know what this means! Fall has arrived in Kansas City, and winter is right on its heels. It’s time to start winterizing your home, which means it’s time to take a good, hard look at your windows.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, leaky windows are responsible for 30% of residential heating use. This means that if you have old, outdated windows, your energy bill could be 30% higher than it needs to be. Here are some tips to get the most from your current windows.
Add weatherstripping around leaky windows.
If you know your old windows are causing an increase in energy bills, add weatherstripping and caulk around the window. We know this isn’t how you want to spend your Saturday afternoon, but taking care of this task may make your family more comfortable during the long, cold winter nights.
Cover your windows with plastic.
We’re sure you’ve seen the plastic window covering kits. If you haven’t used them before, you may have seen them on your parent’s or grandparent’s drafty windows. Pull out your hairdryer and complete this project to winterize your windows.
Purchasing new, airtight windows isn’t as expensive as you would expect. Call Integrity, and our window experts will walk you through your options. We’ll even help you choose which windows need updating immediately, and which ones you can wait to do until spring.
Have a great fall, Kansas City! Reach out to your friends at Integrity for assistance in choosing new energy-efficient windows.