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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
As the seasons progress and the temperatures drop your home can start to feel progressively cooler. One frequent suggestion that is offered is to replace your existing windows to help keep your home running efficiently and warmer. Why will installing new windows help cut your heating and cooling costs?
Older windows are notorious for being full of leaks, having less efficient panes, and being covered in condensation. These are three signs are indicators that your windows are not running efficiently and you are losing heat. Any spot in your home that disrupts the wall, such as a window or door, needs to be sealed. As your home settles it puts stress on window and door frames that create leaks. Also the coating formally used on windowpanes does not heat transfer as well as modern windows. So why should you continue to waste money with your inefficient windows?
Over the years vinyl windows have become much more efficient, stronger, and more beautiful to give your home an amazing look while eliminating drafts. CT Vinyl windows now feature a Low-e factor, which is a coating that increases your windows ability to diminish the heat transfer from inside to out. Also with Argon gas in between windows offers a boost in thermal efficiency to keep heat inside during the winter and outside during the summer. Installing new CT windows will also help make sure that all the seals surrounding your new windows will be filled to make sure there are no leaks.
Other inexpensive ways to lower your heating costs are increasing your homes insulation, covering doors to your deck, and to install a programmable thermostat.
Some of the most vulnerable places in your home are your attic, basement, and exterior walls. By adding insulation to your attic and basement you can keep your home and especially the area you spend the most time warmer. Your exterior walls often feature electric outlets, pipes, or gas lines that have gaps around them. You can fill in these gaps with caulk to help prevent any drafts from affecting your heating bill.
Since you don’t use your deck during the winter then it is a good idea to cover them with a clear plastic film. This plastic film will prevent any cold air from coming in and hot air from going out. Just by covering these doors you can eliminate a good part of your heating bill.
A programmable thermostat is the perfect way to heat your home while you are there and maintain a lower temperature when you are not. This will help drastically lower your heating bill because your furnace isn’t running all day long.
For more information about replacing your windows and home restoration services contact Builtright Home Solutions for a quote on your CT Home.
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