Well, the long-anticipated arrival of old man winter is at our doorstep. There is no better time than right now to seal up cracks around the house to prevent air leaks and save energy. Having new energy-efficient windows can also have a major impact on energy costs.
Per Forbes, sealing leaks and adding insulation can save homeowners an average of 15% on heating and cooling costs. Sealing leaks alone around windows and doors, through the foundation, and in the attic can reduce this airflow by about 25%.
Winterize Your Home With Energy Efficient Windows
A low-tech way to check for gaps and cracks around your doors and windows is by moving a candle or an incense stick along the edges of the frames. If the flame or smoke flickers, you have a leak.
Add insulation between the window panes or over the glass to reduce heat loss. You can use bubble wrap, plastic film, foam board, or quilted fabric.
A standard caulk gun and some weatherstripping to seal the gaps around your windows, doors, and vents is a winterizer’s best friend. This will keep your home warm while reducing heating bills.
If your doors and windows are too old or damaged to be repaired, consider replacing them with new ones that are more energy-efficient with double or triple glazing, low-E coating, argon gas filling, and wood or vinyl frames.
Freshen Up The Air
Next up in your journey to winterize is to improve your living room’s air quality and freshness by adding some indoor plants or an air purifier. Indoor plants can purify the air, reduce stress, and boost your mood.
Some of the seasonal favorites for winter are snake plants, peace lilies, and succulents. An air purifier can also help remove dust, allergens, and odors from the air.
Finally, choose ENERGY STAR-certified products to ensure that your windows, doors, and skylights meet the performance standards for your climate.
Windows with a low U-factor and a solar heat gain coefficient are the ticket to increased energy efficiency this winter. The U-factor measures the heat transfer rate through the window, while the solar measurements track how much radiation passes through the window. Lower numbers indicate better insulation or less heat loss.
Windows from Provia have a specialized glass system that combines low-emissivity (low E) and clear glass with insulating glass such as argon or krypton. Low-E glass reflects infrared heat back to its source while clear glass allows visible light to enter. The gas fills the space between the glass panes and reduces heat transfer.
Using multiple chambers, fusion-welded corners, and foam-filled cavities, these windows are precision-engineered to improve insulation and bolster strength.
Set up a free custom estimate for installing Provia windows in your home with a lifetime limited warranty. You can also customize your windows to fit your style and budget. Provia windows are not only energy-efficient windows but also beautiful and durable. They can enhance the value and comfort of your home and make it ready for winter.
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