Maximize Your Energy-Efficiency By Adding These Features To Your Windows

26 February 2015
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Reducing energy costs is a goal that many homeowners share, so it makes sense why replacement windows are one of the best investments one can make when looking for ways to save money at home. Whether you've had new windows installed very recently or it's been over a year, it's a good idea to look into ways to further your energy-efficiency.

Get Your Windows Inspected

Making upgrades to your windows becomes immensely easier if you take the time to get them inspected by professionals. By getting the windows inspected, you can determine if there are any drafts coming through that need to be addressed. This is also a good opportunity to find out if you should replace your windows anytime soon.

Take Care of Drafts with Sealing

If any drafts have been discovered in your windows and you're not ready to replace the windows just yet, you'll need to take care of the drafts with sealing. Luckily, the process of sealing your windows can be done on your own with caulking and very few tools.

Use Solar Window Film

If you're concerned about the amount of heat entering your home during the summer, it's a good idea to get window film installed. Solar window film can help block out heat, as well as protect your windows against ultraviolet damage. Even the furniture or artwork inside of your home could be protected against color fading with window film installed.

Install Heavy Insulating Curtains

Insulating curtains can come in handy year-round, plus provide some extra privacy for your home. Whether you choose to sew your own curtains or buy some from the store, you'll want to make sure that the curtains are heavy enough to block out the sun on especially hot days.

Use Roller Blinds for Versatility

While curtains work great and look nice, they may be too heavy to move to the side or may not fit your personal style. A great alternative that can still give you savings in energy costs is roller blinds. These blinds vary in thickness, allowing you to choose the window treatments that filter in just the right amount of sunlight.

Focusing on your windows is an especially good idea if you want your home to be more energy-efficient, but are concerned about any major expenses. In order for your windows to keep your home well insulated and protected against the heat, consider the above tips and watch your energy usage go down as a result.  (For more information, contact Beyers Window & Door Inc)