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Having updated, properly functioning windows in the winter is essential. From keeping your energy bills down to eliminating chilly, uncomfortable drafts from your home, new windows will help your family to save money, reduce energy waste and allow you to feel more comfortable throughout the long New England winters and beyond. 

Are your windows outdated and letting cold air inside? A&A Services has been installing energy efficient windows in Salem, MA and throughout the North Shore for over 40 years. We’d love to help you find the perfect window style for your taste. Click here or call 978-588-2710 to request an appointment! 

Now, we’ll begin by discussing some of the ways that you can know if you need new windows. 

Signs That You Need New Windows 

Getting new windows is a big decision. Thankfully, it is easy to know if you need them. Here are some signs that you need new windows: 

Condensation

Condensation on your window panes is a sign of poor insulation. This can be causing heat to escape your home during the winter! Updating your windows may be the best solution to this problem. If your windows have condensation, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team

Drafts

If you feel drafts in your home, especially when you’re close to your windows, your windows are most likely inefficient and outdated. According to energy.gov, about 30% of a home’s heating energy is lost through windows. Therefore it’s essential to have efficient windows! 

Water Leaks 

If you are seeing stains or discoloration near your windows, or if you see mold or mildew growing, this indicates that your windows are leaking water. This must be quickly addressed, especially before the snowy weather begins. 

Difficulty Opening or Closing Windows 

If your windows are sticking or jamming when you try to close them, or if your window frames or sashes are visibly warped, you are in need of new windows. Old windows often warp as a result of the extreme weather fluctuations in New England, or because of rotting. 

These are some of the main window warning signs! If you notice something concerning about your windows, don’t hesitate to call our Salem, MA window team at (978) 588-2710 to discuss your worries.

Next, we’ll dive into the benefits of new windows in the winter weather. 

Why Get New Windows in Winter? 

There are numerous benefits of having new windows during the cold weather months. Below are some of the top advantages: 

Energy Efficiency

New windows will result in better insulation in your home since outdated windows tend to be inefficient. We offer windows with triple weather-stripping seals and compression. These protect your home from drafts, preventing cold air from infiltrating your house. To learn more, check out our blog about the savings that energy efficient windows can bring

Cost Savings

Having new windows will save you money by lowering your heating bills during the winter and your cooling bills during the summer. Think of energy-efficient windows as a long-term investment. They are a smart decision that you can feel good about since they will better equip your home to handle the versatile New England weather. 

Increased Comfort

Everybody wants to be comfortable in their own home. New windows will minimize temperature fluctuations, helping you achieve a consistent indoor temperature. Moreover, they will make your living space more cozy and comfortable. This means that you can say goodbye to wearing three pairs of socks and cranking an inefficient space heater on cold winter nights! 

Environmental Impact

It feels good to know that you’re doing the right thing for the environment. Energy efficient windows keep the heat inside of your home, which contributes to overall environmental conservation. In addition, most new windows are made with sustainable materials and go through a more eco-friendly manufacturing process than old windows did. Even seemingly small decisions, such as the sustainability of the elements of your home, can add up to have a large, positive impact on the environment. 

Maintenance and Longevity

Modern windows are high quality and durable. This makes it so that they are low maintenance and so that you’re very unlikely to need repairs. New windows are an investment that will last for many years, keeping your home warm and reducing your energy costs over a long period of time. 

Government Incentives

There are often government initiatives to incentivize making energy efficient home upgrades. Since 2023 there have been federal tax credits available for energy-efficient window, door, and skylight installations as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act. To learn more, check out our blog post about how replacing your windows can save you money

Curb Appeal

New windows are a great way to boost your home’s curb appeal. In addition to all of the benefits that we’ve already discussed, new windows will radically update the look of your entire home. Whether you are looking for double hung windows, or picture & sliding windows, casement windows, bow & bay windows, basement windows, or storm windows, our team has you covered! 

These are just some of the many reasons why New England homeowners opt for new windows in the winter. Credit Karma sums it up well, when they say, “New, high-quality windows can pay off in the form of more energy efficiency, tighter security, less outside noise and greater curb appeal.”

Contact A&A Services to Schedule an Estimate for Your Window Replacement

Getting new windows in the winter comes with a wide range of benefits. From saving you money, to making your home more comfortable and energy efficient, the advantages are endless. We are proud to exclusively use top-of-the-line Vanguard Windows. Consider upgrading your home’s windows this winter! Don’t hesitate to contact our team with any questions that you may have, or to schedule an estimate.