As winter approaches, you might not be thinking about how to prepare, since San Diego is not exactly known for its harsh winter temperatures. Unlike people in other parts of the country, San Diegans really have no need to stock their pantries, take measures to keep their pipes from bursting, or even cover their outdoor furniture.
One thing homeowners in San Diego can do, however, is take measures to control the amount of energy they use to heat their homes in the winter. Let’s face it, most people who live in San Diego don’t like the cold—that’s why we live in San Diego! So, whenever the temperatures dip below 70 degrees, you start to hear heating units fire up in neighborhoods all over San Diego to keep the insides of those homes toasty warm. Using your heater isn’t the only way to keep your home comfortable in cold weather—you can also make sure the cold air stays outside and not coming in through your windows.
If your current windows are in good shape (but a little drafty), applying a fresh strip of caulking around them could be enough to help keep out the cold. But if your windows are old and have only a single pane of glass or an aluminum frame, you might want to consider upgrading to more energy-efficient replacement windows. There have been many advancements in window technology in the past couple of decades, making them much more energy efficient than windows manufactured in any part of the last century.
Properly installed replacement windows can make a noticeable difference in the temperature inside your home—in both summer and winter. The replacement windows we sell at BM Windows are specially designed for milder temperatures, so you aren’t paying for features you don’t need. They will keep your home comfortable in both the summer and the winter, without excessive use of your heater or air conditioner.
If we haven’t yet convinced you to look into replacement windows, you should know that since winter is a less busy time of the year for our San Diego replacement window company, your project can get completed more quickly than if you decide to start the process in the summer. Get your windows ordered and installed now, and you can enjoy them all winter and be ready for next summer when the heat comes back into town.
Contact us today to set up your free, in-home consultation. If you’re just in the beginning stages of researching replacement windows, we can answer all of your questions and give you some helpful guidance on what types of windows are available to you, or, if you’re further along in the process, we can take measurements and give you an estimate on what it would cost to replace the windows in your San Diego home. Wherever you are in the process, we can help! We hope to hear from you soon!