Leaves aren’t the only thing falling this season–temperatures are also dropping, and if you’re not careful, that cold air can make its way into your home. One way to protect yourself against the chilly weather is to make sure your windows are ready for the cold, and one of the best ways to do that is to make sure they’re energy efficient. But what does that mean, anyway, and how can you find that out?
Energy efficient windows can reduce a home or office’s heat loss or heat gain as well as its air leakage, which helps to keep your energy bills low. Making your windows more energy efficient can be as simple as installing some a few improvements: draperies, for example, are a low-cost tool that can reduce winter heat loss by as much as 10% when drawn, and sealing cracks with caulk or weatherstripping can prevent cold air and drafts leaking inside.
Sometimes, however, a few improvements won’t be enough, and you’ll need to buy a new set of energy efficient windows. These windows come with certain features built-in that make them more energy efficient, such as double or triple panes, reflective coatings on the glass, metal-free designs, and more. Keep an eye out for the Energy Star label, which indicates products that are energy efficient, when shopping for your new windows.
Windows USA manufactures and installs 100% Energy Star certified windows of the highest quality, and we’ve installed over 2,000,000 of our Alaskan Windows in homes across America.