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 Post subject: MW Window issues
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:02 pm 

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I am hoping I can get some answers here. We purchased our six year old home four years ago. It has MW Twinseal windows throughout. We are experiencing a lot of air seepage around the windows, so much so that in some rooms, there is as much as a ten degree variance in temperature from the rest of the house and the thermostat setting. Our electric bill has been as much as $600 and averaged around $500 through the summer. I hate to see what our gas bill will be.

Has anyone experienced this, and more importantly, gotten any resolution? I have contacted the manufacturer's rep, but have received no response.

Thanks in advance for your help.


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 Post subject: Re: MW Window issues
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:28 pm 
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You will not likely make much headway with the manufacturer as they know exactly what their windows are like and are well aware of the air infiltration issues.

Based on your high utility bills, have you considered an energy audit? That would give you some real diagnostic date on the home and get you much closer to addressing the completely unsustainable energy bills.


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 Post subject: Re: MW Window issues
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:31 am 

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I would definitely have an energy audit done. How do I go about finding a company to do one. Ad you might expect, my power company was NO help!!!


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 Post subject: Re: MW Window issues
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:54 am 

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Are you the 2nd owner of the home? If so, you are probably not covered under the manufacturers warranty. It was most likely only to the original owner. I am not 100% positive this is the case with MW's warranty, but highly likely. Good Luck!


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 Post subject: Re: MW Window issues
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:00 am 
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Where is the home located? I will post up the link to a list of contractors that serve your area.


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 Post subject: Re: MW Window issues
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:11 am 

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Greenville, SC


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 Post subject: Re: MW Window issues
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:20 am 
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The closest BPI contractor I find in your area is out of Charlotte.

I would call them first and see if they travel or if they have a local recommendation for you.

After that, look for a BPI Energy Auditor in your area. There is no reason that you should be paying that kind of money to heat and cool your home.

http://bpi.org/tools_locator.aspx?associateTypeID=CTR


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 Post subject: Re: MW Window issues
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:43 pm 

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My old windows were MW windows and were basically sash kits; no nailing fin just sashes and liners. They leaked air like a sieve despite being double pane. Jamb liners didn't fit right and had gaps. The windows did not close properly or lock. They were basically garbage.


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