Getting Energy Efficient Windows? Optimize Their Performance Using These Tips And Tricks

Investing in new energy efficient windows is an effective way to save money on your monthly HVAC expenses, as well as minimize drafts throughout the house so it's easier to keep temperatures comfortable inside. If that isn't enough, there are a few things you can do to optimize their performance throughout the years to save even more money, and to keep your windows and home in better shape overall. Consider implementing one or more of the following tips and tricks:

Apply Solar Window Film

One of the best ways to improve the performance of your new windows is to apply solar insulation film to them. Solar insulation film helps reduce both heat loss and gain, resulting in optimized temperature control throughout the year. Insulation film will also protect your home's flooring, walls, and furniture from premature fading due to UV damage. This type of window film comes in a variety of colors, shades, and designs so you can customize the look and feel of your overall home – you can even turn your windows into stained-glass masterpieces.

Seal up the Vulnerabilities

It's a good idea to seal the frames of your new windows to ensure that they don't leak any unwanted air or moisture into your home. You can seal the interior and exterior edges of your frames using spray foam insulation of caulking. Once the seal dries, sand any excess product off the frames and touch up any chips and scratches with a fresh coat of paint. Consider taking the opportunity to give your window frames an entirely new color to accent the decor of your home. Incorporate yellow to invoke joy and happiness into your space, or use blue to encourage a calm atmosphere and help keep your household's blood pressure in check.

Install Some Extra Support

Installing new energy efficient window treatments on your new windows is a surefire way to ensure that your home isn't vulnerable to chilly drafts, ruinous moisture, and unhealthy mold. You'll find a variety of effective options on the market including:

  • Awnings – can reduce solar heat gain during summer months by up to 65 percent near south facing windows, as well as a whopping 77 percent near west facing windows.

  • Insulated Panels – inexpensive, easy to install, and effective at reducing both heat loss and gain.

  • Window shades – offers one of the best ways to save money on overall monthly energy costs.

Using just one of these options should provide significant results, but mixing and matching them will add some texture and drama to your home while helping to optimize your home's energy efficiency.

With the help of these tips and tricks, you should find that your home stays warm when it should, and cool when you prefer, without putting too much wear on tear on your windows or your HVAC system. Contact a business, such as Jerry Newman Roofing & Remodeling, Inc., for more information.   

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