The temperature outside may not feel like you should be getting ready for colder temperatures, but the calendar says otherwise. Unfortunately, summer is coming to a close and now is the time to start getting ready for the change in the seasons. This getting ready should include taking care of any issues and regular maintenance for the windows on your home, and by taking care of it now when the weather is still nice will save you from having to take care of it later when it is cold outside.
So, just what should you be taking care of right now for your windows?
A Good Window Cleaning
Around Labor Day get one last deep cleaning in for your windows. Make sure you scrub the screens, around the windows and get the glass good and clean. Cleaning your windows during the winter is the very last thing that you want to have to do.
Also, if you get them really clean now before the cold weather hits, you will get to enjoy clean windows for the upcoming holidays.
Replace Those Bad Windows
Etched, broken, fogged, and leaky windows all need to be replaced now! Don’t wait until the bad weather reminds you that you have problems with your windows. Get them replaced while the weather is still nice outside and skip having to deal with the window aftermath of a cold snap or a bad storm later.
Besides saving you from having to deal with the trouble caused by bad windows, you will also save some money on your utility bill by preventing a broken window from letting all the heat out of your home.
Go Energy Efficient
Speaking of saving money on your utility bill, want to save some real money on that monthly bill? Switch your regular windows with energy-efficient windows. Windows that are energy efficient do a better job at keeping the heat in and the cold out, when the colder weather hits.
This is not only important for making the inside of your home more comfortable, but it also prevents your heater from working so hard to keep your home warm. To see the best savings, get those old windows replaced with energy-efficient windows before you even have to use your heater yet.