The topic today is one I’m sure we’re all interested in and that’s “Energy Saving Tips for Windows”
Do you realise the windows in your home can be responsible for the loss of up to 25% of the energy? Utility bills are soaring these days. It means people must find ways to conserve and save energy in the home to help cut the cost of these bills.
Types of Windows
The type of window treatments needed depends on the type of windows on the home. Single paned windows, found on older homes, are in great need of insulation help. Newer homes or remodelled homes may have the double paned windows and the newer energy efficient windows that will help to insulate the interior from the outside. These types of windows will be okay with a lighter window treatment.
Hot Weather Energy Tips for Windows
The summer months are especially rough on leaching energy from the home’s windows. The hot sun hits the windows, which heats the glass panes. When the glass heats up it causes the air in the room to heat as well. Window treatments can go a long ways in helping to reduce the heat that pours through the windows in the summer. Heavy curtains, shades, or blinds help to act as an insulation barrier and helps to keep the cool air in and the hot air out.
If the weather is hotter more than cooler, you may wish to install light coloured window treatments to help reflect the sun back to the outside. When the sun is up and fully shining on the window, keep the window covering shut to hold off the heat of the sun. If the sun is still too much try installing a reflective film on the outside of the window which can help reduce the full on sun glare and thus will prevent the window and room from heating.
Cold Weather Energy Tips for Windows
Place a thick clear plastic film over the window for an extra layer of insulation. Shades offer a great insulation barrier to help keep the cold air and drafts out. When it is unbearably cold outside, keep the window coverings closed to help keep the warm air in the room. Only open them if the sunlight hits the windows directly and can heat the panes to help heat the air. If you do not have storm windows install them for an added barrier against the cold. Storm windows can cut heat loss by up to 50 percent. Replace weather stripping each winter to insure it will keep the cold drafts out.
Window treatments made today will go a long way in helping to create an energy barrier between the interior and the heat and cold of the outside. High quality shades and blinds are a great way to add energy efficiency to windows and doors.
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