Windows are a crucial part of any home. They provide natural light and ventilation and play an important role in energy efficiency.
There are three ways to upgrade your windows’ efficiency:
- insulated glass
Seal Your Windows to Improve Energy Efficiency
If you have drafty windows, you can improve their efficiency by sealing them. You can use a sealant to fill in the cracks and crevices around your window frame. This will help keep the warm air inside during the winter and the cool air inside during the summer. It is a quick and easy way to improve your windows’ efficiency.
Sealing Between the Interior Window Trim and Wall
Add Curtains to Create an Energy-Efficient Window
Another way to improve your windows’ efficiency is by installing energy-saving curtains. Curtains can help trap heat during the winter and keep out the cold air. They can also help keep out the sun’s heat during the summer. There are various types of energy-saving curtains available on the market. Choose ones that fit best with your home’s décor.
Insulated Cellular Shades
We recommend trying insulated cellular shades. This type of energy-efficient window covering is designed to have the highest R-Value of any other kind of window curtain or covering.
Another type of energy-saving curtain is a blackout curtain. These curtains are designed to block out light completely. They are great for adding comfort, privacy, and increasing energy savings. During the colder months, that can reduce heat loss by 40% or more. During the warmer months, they can reduce unwanted solar radiation heath through windows and prove thermal protection up to 60% with proper installation.
Replacing Single-Pane Windows and Installing Energy-Efficient Windows
The third way to improve your windows’ efficiency is by upgrading them with energy-efficient glass. There are a variety of different types of energy-saving glass on the market, including Low-E glass and argon gas-filled panes.
You may also consider Low-e glass storm windows when replacing your existing windows. Storm energy-saving windows are great for your budget as they cost about 1/3 of what full replacement windows cost. You can also find storm windows that match your decor and are aesthetically pleasing.
Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows
- You can save money on energy bills each month by lowering energy consumption.
- It will improve the curb appeal of your home and its ability to sell quicker.
- You can enjoy a more comfortable living environment with less noise pollution from outside sources.
- Less energy is good for the environment and leaves less of a carbon footprint.
- Energy-efficient window installation could qualify you for energy rebates or incentives.
Energy Monster is Your Go-To Energy Expert
There’s no one more knowledgeable and experienced than our team at Energy Monster when it comes to energy efficiency. We are here to answer any of your questions regarding increasing the energy efficiency in your home. How can we help lower your heating bills? Ask our team about scheduling a home energy assessment. We can pinpoint the most vulnerable areas of your home and design a plan to increase its comfort.