Should you be thinking about getting new Hutchinson windows before the next polar vortex shift hits? The answer is yes, but not for the reason you may be expecting. Here’s why:
If you recall last year’s scary winter, your worry is understandable. But all forecasts say one thing is certain: we won’t get an encore anytime soon. All signs point to the polar vortex behaving in a slightly more normal manner this year. No dramatic shift in the polar vortex means no dramatic drop in temperature for most of the U.S.
But here’s something to dampen your optimism a bit: forecasts also say that there will be an outbreak of freezing cold air in the central and eastern parts of the U.S. in the coming weeks. One of the reasons behind this is Typhoon Nuri, a big Pacific Ocean storm that moved towards Alaska and dumped more than our fair share of chilly air on us. Remnants of Typhoon Nuri in Alaska have caused a lobe of the polar vortex to shift slightly towards Canada. This is what is causing the chill in some U.S. states, particularly those in the Great Lakes region.
Long story short, this winter won’t be as bad as last year’s, but it will still be very cold.
Still a Good Time to Replace Your Windows?
Polar vortex or no, your windows are still one of your home’s primary barriers against cold during winter. They need to be able to function at full capacity so that your power bill won’t have too massive a spike when the temperature outside drops below freezing. If they’ve gone through too many years of hard wear and tear or have been compromised in any other way, then yes, it’s still a good time to replace your windows.
If your Manhattan windows are due for a replacement, get in touch with Renewal by Andersen of Kansas ASAP. Schedule a free in-home consultation by calling 855-871-9140 today!