Written by Fred Daues on July 31, 2017 in Replacement Windows in St. Louis

Your home is made up of a lot of little parts. There are walls, electrical wires, pipes, floor boards and other Restorations. Of course, you also have doors and windows. All of those parts work together to create a fully-operating house. When you see your energy bills rising with no end in sight, which one of the many parts is to blame? Here are a few possibilities to check out.

HVAC System

When your energy bills are rising and your Brentwood, MO home never feels warm or cool anymore, you may automatically blame your HVAC system. It may very well have something to do with the issue. An old system has to work harder and harder to cool and heat effectively. When it works harder, it raises your bills. And it still might not be totally effective. It is a good idea to have a professional come out and check over your unit to see if there are small issues that can be resolved to make the unit efficient again. If not, you may need to replace it to stop wasting so much energy.


The windows in your walls take up a lot of space when you think about it. If each one has a small leak, that can really kill your energy bills. Windows that leak could be broken, warped, rotting, or have another issue. It is best to replace old windows with new ones that are sealed tight to your home and energy efficient. No air can leak in any direction once they’re installed.


You don’t have as many doors on your home as you do windows, but they can still leak a lot of air in and out. If your doors have drafts, they could be solely to blame for your energy issues. Getting new doors with a strong, tight material that will act as an energy efficient buffer between your home and the winter and summer temperatures outside can make a huge difference.

If you pinpoint your windows and/or doors as the source of your energy efficiency issues, contact Masonry & Glass Systems today at 314-535-6515. We’re happy to give you a free, no obligation consultation to assess your issues in person. We’ll come to your home and take a look at your windows and doors to see if they are energy efficient or if they could do better. We won’t tell you that you need replacement windows Brentwood, MO and doors unless we really believe that is the case. Even if we believe you need replacement windows and doors, you are under no obligation to move forward with the project. But if you are, we’re happy to help you choose the right products for your home and goals. We’ll be by your side every step of the way all the way through installation! You can stop by and see what we offer in our showroom at 1503 S Kingshighway Blvd, St Louis, Mo 63110.