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How to Find the Cause of Drafty Windows

How to Find the Cause of Drafty Windows

There is a stage every Denver winter when you can’t locate the source of the draft in your home. It could theoretically be originating from a window that isn’t shut or sealed well. Even the slightest of cracks can make homes uncomfortable and chilly, potentially resulting in:

  • Cold air escaping into your home
  • Larger heating and cooling costs

Consistent with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, you can save 10 percent on your total energy bill, or 20 percent of your heating and cooling costs, with appropriately sealed windows. To help save money and reduce drafty air from entering your home, it’s critical to be able to identify where these window drafts might be originating from and why. Here are some helpful tips to pinpoint your Denver home’s drafts and examine for issues:

  1. Examine for gaps and cracks in strange areas of air leakage, such as knee walls, outdoor faucets, attic access points or just the normal windows with workable abilities and use a straightforward visual inspection.
  2. Inspect to ensure that windows and doors are closed and latched.
  3. Ensure the sealant or gasket by the operable portion of the window or door is accurately sealing.
  4. Test the installation by verifying if the draft is traveling through the window or around the window, between the window and the harsh opening. A window will only function as well as it is installed.
  5. Call a specialist from Pella Windows and Doors in Denver to have them run a home energy audit.

Once you’ve recognized where the draft or air leakage is deriving from, the next step is to address the source of the draft or air leakage. As always, give the specialists in Denver a call at (888) 841-5667 with any extra questions or possible replacement needs.

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