Heat loss and heat gain through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential cooling and heating energy use.
If you are selecting windows for new construction, it’s important to choose the most efficient windows you can afford that work best in your climate.
If your windows are in good condition, taking steps to improve their efficiency may be the most cost-effective option to increase the comfort of your home and save money on energy bills.
The various ways you can do this are:
Checking your existing windows for air leaks
Caulk and weatherstrip
Add window treatments and coverings
Add storm windows or panels
Add solar control film
Add exterior shading, such as awnings, exterior blinds, or overhangs
There are various “do-it-yourself” guides available online that can effectively teach you how to weatherstrip double-hung windows, as well as provide the most efficient window treatment and covering options that are right for you.
With any efficiency improvements, take steps to ensure proper installation and check for air leaks again after making the improvement.
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