Open 8am-5pm: Monday - Saturday | 7861 Palace Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249
call us (513) 621-4620
The National Difference: Longest running Bryant dealer in Cincinnati

New Windows Might Not Be the Energy Upgrade You Need

What’s not to love about energy efficiency? It saves you money, makes your home more comfortable, and is environmentally friendly! Unfortunately, at National we’re finding a common misconception among Cincinnati homeowners who believe that windows are the largest source of energy loss. While some energy is lost through them, there are other areas in a home that lose much more energy. In fact, a drafty room may not be a result of a faulty window at all.

Seal it up!

Getting your home properly air sealed is a great place to start making your home more efficient. What people often don’t know is the majority of air infiltrating or escaping is coming in/going out through the basement and attic. Sealing up these voids will be cheaper, and more effective than replacing your windows.

Insulation is Your Friend

Following air sealing, insulation is a great upgrade that will be beneficial not only in the short term but in the long term. Many homes have insufficient insulation, or insulation that was poorly installed. Without proper insulation, your heater or air conditioner has to work much harder to keep the home at a comfortable temperature. This wastes energy and means you’re spending more money heating and cooling your home.

Don’t Let Your Money Go Out the Window

Don’t get us wrong, poorly sealed, low R-value windows can be quite detrimental to energy efficiency. Yet, there are a host of home performance services that will be more worth your money to get. Replacing windows is an expensive upgrade. Getting the cracks and leaks throughout your home sealed, or improving your insulation will be a more affordable and effective option.

Improve Away!

You’ll notice a change in your home as soon as you begin making home performance upgrades. Don’t be fooled into thinking windows are the only way to getting rid of those pesky drafts. Fortunately, there are a many affordable services that can have your home more efficient than ever before. Not sure the best way to start improving your Cincinnati home? Contact us, or schedule an energy audit to see exactly where your home loses energy, and how to fix it.

FAQs

My house is drafty. Do I need
new windows and doors?

When a house is drafty, the first things that many people think about are doors and windows. In fact, there are a handful of home energy upgrades that are much more cost-effective and beneficial than windows and doors (which can cost an arm and a leg but may not do…

read more

My house is cold. Do I need a larger furnace?

There are many causes for a house being uncomfortably cold in the winter, and there are at least as many solutions. Typically, a cold house is a drafty house with significant air leakage and insufficient insulation. Sometimes it can be caused by a leaky duct system or a poorly performing…

read more

Is all insulation created equal?

No! Not all insulation is equal. In fact, the insulation in many North American homes today was either improperly installed, or has settled over time, or has been compromised by air leakage. In many cases, existing insulation in homes performs so poorly that the house remains uncomfortable and energy bills…

read more

Is it possible to manage my home’s energy consumption from a smartphone?

Breakthrough technology over the last few years has made it possible to monitor and manage your home or building's energy consumption via WiFi, allowing you to view your home's energy use in real time and even turn devices on and off. It is even possible to manage energy use using…

read more
Affiliates & Certifications:
The information on this website is for informational purposes only; it is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.
It does not constitute professional advice. All information is subject to change at any time without notice. Contact us for complete details.