I thought that having a lot of windows in my house would be phenomenal, but that was before the builders finished the project.
Now that I have been living in my custom house for over six months, I understand how the windows can be problematic.
First of all, even though I have a security system in my home, it’s daunting to think of all the points of entry for a random intruder. It’s one of those daunting thoughts that comes to me in the middle of the night while I’m trying to wind myself down to go to sleep. It’s hard to get a good night’s sleep when you’re super paranoid about random break-ins occurring while you’re knocked out. I ended up buying those cheap alarms that you can attach to door and window frames that emit a shrill shrieking sound whenever the entry point is breached. Beyond that, I’m also worried about my indoor temperatures in relation to the windows. In the winter the cold air will leak in from outside while the opposite happens in the summer. On top of temperature leakage, the sunlight that comes in from the windows was hitting my HVAC thermostat which was originally installed on a wall that gets sunlight exposure in the afternoon hours. I had no idea that radiant heat from sunlight could make the wall warm enough where it messes with the thermostat’s temperature readings. The issue is that the thermostat is what tells the HVAC system what the real temperature inside the house actually is, so a warmer than usual wall will make the HVAC system think the house is warmer than it actually is in reality.