When you feel a chill, normally it means you have a fever and you are starting to get sick. But if you feel a constant chill in your house, even when you’re perfectly healthy, it’s not you, but it could very well be the windows. You might want to look into replacement windows in St. Louis, MO to stop the chill in your home before it gets worse.
When you have older windows, they could have a lot of different issues that let air into your home. Older windows sometimes warp and rot and cause gaps between the frames and the house. That lets air pass into your house with ease—and air can get out, too. When you have air freely flowing from inside to out and vice versa, during the colder months, it’s always going to feel chilly. You might notice your HVAC running constantly or turning off only to turn right back on again. It’s not good on that system and it’s not keeping your house at a constant temperature, either.
As time has passed and your windows have gotten worse, you’ve probably adapted to the cold. Perhaps you put slippers on the first thing when you get home for the evening. Maybe you keep blankets on the couch and a sweater on the desk chair to stave off the cold. Those things can help, but they won’t reduce your energy bills, which can get quite nasty with this kind of airflow through the house.
When you get replacement windows, the new windows will stop that airflow from occurring. The windows will be sealed tightly to your house so there won’t be air passing in or out. Your HVAC won’t be working nearly as hard to keep up with the temperature you want and your home will be able to keep things even and level. The sweater and blankets are no longer a necessity since the chill is no longer in the air.
Being at home means you should be comfortable and able to relax. It’s nice to count on that without energy bills that are out of control. Once the windows go in, the chill is in the air, but only outside your home. Inside, you have true comfort—finally. And energy bills you can afford.
If you want to have the comfort you deserve inside your home—without a chill—consider replacement windows in St. Louis, MO with Masonry & Glass Systems Inc. We’re here to walk you through the process from start to finish. Call us at (314) 535-6515 if you have questions and you can come in and have a free consultation when you’re ready. You can also just start out by browsing our showroom at 1503 S Kingshighway Blvd St Louis, MO 63110. There are a lot of things to consider, but once you get new windows of any kind, the chill will be gone and that can make a huge difference in the feel and comfort of your home overall.