Windows can be replaced at any time of the year, but there are certain advantages to having your replacement windows installed in the summer season. The heating and cooling experts at Building Performance Professionals share why summer is the best time to do this.
The Weather Is Clear
It’s unavoidable for your home to be temporarily exposed to the elements during a window replacement. Window installers won’t expose your indoor spaces to outdoor conditions any longer than they have to, but sometimes it takes longer than planned due to necessary repairs. Going through this process in the summer reduces the risk of moisture intrusion. Also, given the fact that cooling a room in summer consumes less energy than heating the same room in winter, it can be beneficial to your annual energy costs.
You Can Enjoy the Benefits Immediately
The right replacement windows can complement your wall and attic insulation, creating a more energy-efficient environment. When you have new windows installed in the summer, you can immediately enjoy the benefits they bring: improved comfort, increased energy savings and a prolonged lifespan for your air conditioning system. Your HVAC system will no longer have to be set to maximum all the time just to keep you cool, which means it’s less likely to require ventilation repair.
Choose replacement windows with ENERGY STAR® certification. This is your assurance that the windows have been tested for energy efficiency. In winter, the same features help minimize heat loss, reducing your indoor heating requirements and resulting in further energy savings.
People tend to do more outdoor activities in the summer. This can include backyard parties, kids running around and playing in the yard or perhaps neighbors working on DIY projects. Roof replacements are also common in the summer, which can be very loud. In addition to providing insulation from heat, energy-efficient windows can mute sounds from the street. If you’re caring for an infant, creating music or video content or simply want to catch some sleep after working the night shift, a quiet room made possible by insulated windows is a must-have.