How energy-efficient your home is can make a big difference when you open your bills at the end of the month. The more energy-efficient you are, the smaller the checks you write to the power company will be because you’re getting the most out of the energy coming into your home. If you’re wondering how you can get cut down on wasted energy in your home, you should take a closer look at your windows.
Windows are easy to forget about; after all, we look right through them. However, windows are one of the primary places where homes lose energy. Whether it’s from cracks around the window, gaps in the sill, or just from windows that weren’t designed to keep heat in during the cold months or to keep it out during the warm ones, windows are often the first stop on an energy efficiency checklist.
According to the Department of Energy there are few better ways for homeowners to increase their energy efficiency than by installing efficient windows. Energy Star windows, along with the proper window coverings, can make sure you keep in what you want to keep in, and keep out what you want to keep out. Not only that, but by having windows that keep your home properly insulated you can let the sunshine in without worrying about whether there’s anything else coming in with it.
For more information on how combining replacement windows with the right window coverings can save you money while keeping your house comfortable simply contact us today to talk to our expert installers.