How to Optimize the Performance of Your New Energy-Efficient Windows

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It's easy to save some money on your energy expenses and minimize unwanted drafts throughout the year just by investing in new energy-efficient windows for your home. Once your new windows are installed, you can optimize your windows' performance and increase your household's energy efficiency with the help of these tips and tricks:

Invest in Solar Insulation Film

An excellent way to optimize the performance of your new windows and increase your home's energy efficiency is to apply solar insulation film on them. This type of film is easy to install and helps reduce heat loss or gain depending on what time of year it is. Solar insulation film will also keep your home's walls, floors, and furniture protected from ultraviolet damage and fading. You'll find that solar insulation film is available in various tints and shades, which should make it easy to create a unique look for each room of your home. You can even make some of your windows look like they've been made of stained glass!

Plant a Few New Trees

By landscaping with a few new trees, you can increase your overall property value by up to 20 percent while reducing your HVAC use and improving your energy efficiency year round. Deciduous trees are a great choice because they tend to be full of large lush leaves in the summer, which will help to naturally shade your windows and home from the sun. In the winter, deciduous trees lose their leaves and let the sun's heat support your heating system by naturally warming things up throughout the day. To optimize your results, plant your new trees near any windows that get direct sunlight during the day and in front of your exterior HVAC system.

Introduce Some Support

Consider installing some energy-efficient treatments on your new windows to minimize drafts, deter mold and mildew, and reduce moisture buildup on the glass and walls. There are quite a few options to choose from such as:

  • Insulated Panels—help reduce heat loss and heat gain year round, are inexpensive, and are easy to install.

  • Awnings—reduce summer heat gain by up to 65 percent when they are around windows that face south and by up to 77 percent around windows that face west.

  • Window Shades—are one of the most effective options for improving energy efficiency and come in various styles, colors, and designs.

Incorporating just one of these options should result in significant energy savings, but you can use any of them in combination to improve your home's design while optimizing your energy-efficiency results.

These methods and techniques shouldn't be hard to incorporate, and they are sure to provide you with impressive results throughout the year. If you are interested in having energy-efficient windows installed, contact a company that does home window installation.

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30 June 2016

Halt Your High Heating Bills With Replacement Windows

My heating bills were outrageous, so I started doing some research to find out the reason. One of the culprits of my huge heating bills was my windows. They were old, drafty and they were the main reason why I was losing so much heat in my house. To solve this problem and to stop throwing money away, I purchased replacement windows. After having the windows installed, I could immediately see a difference in my utility bills. My name is Gina Marler and I'm here to help you save money. You'll learn everything you need to know about replacing your old windows with new, energy efficient windows. In addition to replacing your windows, I'll also give you more tips on how you can save money. I hope that you find my blog informative and that you'll soon see a difference in your heating bills too.