Do I Really Need Storm Windows?
I recently bought a house built in 1956 that has its original double hung windows. They are all in fine working order and have no obvious cracks or separations. However the storms are old and barely operational so they should be replaced if the plan is to have them. But do I really need storm windows at all? The house is in the Washington, D.C. area so we don't have long or steep winters (usually). I know of neighbors who simply got rid of their storms and replaced them with full screens. If my single pane windows are tight, can I get away without storms or am I looking for trouble with my heating bills?