Energy Efficient Windows to Stay Warm this Fall & Winter

Posted on: September 16th, 2016 by admin

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There is definitely a crisp in the Colorado air lately, reminding us that fall is just around the corner! To keep your home or office comfortable in colder weather, consider implementing the following efficiency tips and if you decide to install new windows, Colorado Glass Solutions in Longmont can help!

Tips for Energy Efficient Windows to Keep Warm

  • To weatherproof your current windows, fill in any gaps with caulk and apply weather-stripping to movable parts. Insulation kits are also an option, but beware that the plastic film can cloud or distort your view.
  • If your windows are sealed well, consider installing cellular shades to further help with insulation but not block out the light.
  • When your windows are older and it’s feasible for your budget, the best option to keep your home or office warm is to replace inefficient windows with newer models.

The U.S. Department of Energy advises consumers to “Select windows with both low U-factors and low SHGCs (solar heat gain coefficient) to maximize energy savings in temperate climates with both cold and hot seasons.” Windows with two or more panes of glass that create an insulated zone are good choices. The best option are windows with low-emissivity coatings which will reduce energy loss between 30-50%! They also stress that no matter how advanced the window design, energy efficiency can only be ensured with professional installation.

Chilling drafts are not pleasant to live or work with, and paying higher energy bills due to heat loss is something we all want to avoid. If your windows are deteriorating or not keeping your space warm anymore, contact Colorado Glass Solutions in Longmont this fall for a wide variety of high-quality energy efficient windows at competitive rates!

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