February 12, 2021

How Can I Make My Windows More Energy Efficient

Since windows are very expensive, it makes no sense to replace them just to increase the energy efficiency of your home. The good news is that you can make old windows more efficient, so you save money on your energy bills and make your house more comfortable. Old windows usually have air leakage around them. You can use weatherstripping or caulk to inexpensively seal any gaps or cracks. While these are long-lasting solutions, check windows every year to make sure they’re still sealed. Window Treatments Thick drapes will improve the energy efficiency of your windows. In the winter, they reduce the amount of heat leaving your home. In the summer, they prevent the sun from warming your house through the windows. On sunny winter days, you can open the drapes to let the sun heat your residence for free. Window Film You can apply window film to reduce how much the sun heats your home. You can install window film either temporarily or permanently. Temporary window film is preferable in cold climates, as you can remove it in the winter to let the sun heat your house. Storm Windows Unlike in years past, modern storm windows can be permanently installed....

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