Thursday, May 23, 2013

How to Insulate Windows

We love having windows in our homes. They provide beautiful natural light and fresh air when the weather is nice. However, windows are not a great way to insulate your home from the weather outside, whether it’s from the heat or cold.

Instead of doing away with windows altogether (because nobody wants to do that), we’ve compiled a few ways that you can insulate your windows to help regulate the temperature of your home.

Weather-stripping: Even if you’re a new homeowner, you’ve probably heard of weather-stripping before. Not only does it keep out, that’s right, extreme weather, but also seals your windows completely closed and can lower your heating and cooling bills up to 20%.

Blackout curtains not only diminish heat and cooling loss, but cancel out noise and light too!
Blackout Curtains: Blackout curtains are actually multi-purpose, and tend to be on the inexpesive side. They keep your home from losing up to 25% of the cool or warm air that you want inside. However, they can also cut down on outdoor noise pollution by almost half. It’s a win-win!

Energy Film: Unlike blackout curtains and weather-stripping, energy film tends to be more expensive. Energy film has increased transparency, and you can actually use it with blackout curtains to really cut down your heating and cooling bills to practically nothing.  

Storm Windows: Storms windows are a sort of all-in-one product. As you can probably guess, they help protect your windows from damage during a storm, but they also can placed on either the interior or exterior of your windows to prevent heat or cooling loss. If you add a low-e coating, which we do at Santa Fe Glass, your windows will be even further insulated. 

There are so many ways you can insulate your windows to keep heating and cooling costs in your home as low as possible, but we think we’ve given you a great head start with some of our favorite options!

1 comment:

  1. Really Insulated drapes are an effective way to reduce the cool feeling from convection loops and the problem associated with radiating heat from an unsuspecting offices New York