As we enter the later part of 2017, it makes sense that homeowners across the nation are looking for cost effective ways to increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Did you know that improper windows can account for as much as 25% of your heating and cooling costs each year? That’s why improving your window situation can save you money down the line. Today we will discuss a few ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your windows. There are a few options to choose from, with varying degrees of investment required.
Upgrade Your Windows
The easiest option is to switch out your single pane windows. At TBH Roofing,we can help you with the installation of Low E windows, which are the ideal choice for energy efficient window replacements. You can also upgrade to double pane windows, but many homeowners complain that double panes just aren’t as aesthetically pleasing.
Reseal Your Windows
While resealing your windows won’t solve the problem entirely, as most heat is gained and lost through the glass itself, reinforcing the caulking around the window can help limit drafts, and therefore lower your energy usage. If your windows op0en, you will want to make sure they are sealed properly at that seam as well.
Dress Up Your Windows
Another great way to prevent energy loss from your windows is to install high quality curtains, shades, or drapes. Blackout curtains are a great way to prevent harmful UV rays from coming in, and to insulate your home.