Not everyone is cut out to be the owner of a home with energy-efficient windows, and that’s okay. There are just some homeowners that have reasons for not needing to switch out their old windows for ones that are more energy efficient.
The different reasons for not needing energy-efficient windows do vary from person to person, but here are the top three reasons why people don’t need them. If these three apply to you, then you really don’t need to make the switch to energy-efficient windows like other homeowners have.
Reason #1: You Need the Exercise More
Energy-efficient windows are designed to decrease the flow of air through your windows. This means that they prevent the cold air in the winter and the hot air from the summer from getting in your home. They also keep the cooler air from your air conditioner and heated air from your heater inside your home where you want it.
This prevention of air transfer keeps your home at a better regulated temperature, so you don’t have to keep adjusting the thermostat to keep your home comfortable.
But, if you use your regular and frequent trips to adjust the thermostat as part of your daily exercise regimen, you don’t need energy-efficient windows.
Reason #2: You Need an Excuse for New Furniture
You have hated the couch that you have next to your front window for years now, and you are just waiting for it to start looking bad enough that you will have the perfect excuse to replace it. With the sun bleaching that it is going on through with your regular windows it is going to start looking bad here soon, so you had better get couch shopping.
In this case, it is really not in your best interest to get energy-efficient windows because they prevent sun bleaching. And by putting in energy-efficient windows now, you are going to end up extending the life of that couch that you so desperately want to get rid of.
Reason #3: You Have Extra Money You Don’t Know What to Do With
Energy-efficient windows are for those that want to save money on their utility bill, don’t want to have to replace furniture, carpets, and window treatments to sun bleaching, and are tired of continually fixing the leaks (air and water) in their old windows.
If you have extra money that you need to spend somewhere, you really don’t need new energy-efficient windows.