Trying to cut down on heating bills? Before you turn down the thermostat, stop – and consider your windows.
Older, thin windows let more heat escape your home, and cost you in the long run. Replacing the glass can save you big time, as well as reducing energy waste in an eco-friendly manner.
There are many options when it comes to energy efficient windows. Triple glazing is one of the most popular, a window system featuring three panes of glass, further bolstered by special LE coatings and the addition of Argon or Kripton Gas, which helps to ensure effectiveness throughout the changing seasons. Triple glazing also reduces condensation issues and allows less noise to carry through, creating a warmer, quieter home.
The outer framework of your window is just as important as the glass – aluminum windows provide poor insulation, and conduct heat, creating hotter temperatures in summer and cooler ones in winter. Replacing aluminum windows with wood or vinyl can help maximize your energy efficiency. And be sure to get a good seal between the window and the wall – the less air leakage, the better.
Simple changes can make a big impact, both on your savings and the planet. Consider all the ways you can live more energy efficiently: from the windows to the walls.