The windows in your home are likely one of the biggest energy wasting elements in the property. Nearly 20% of all the energy lost in your home is through the window. Often, this is due to the windows being incorrectly chosen, so you have to decide if you want to replace the windows or upgrade them.
Here are some simple ways to help make your windows more energy efficient.
Use Weatherstripping and Caulk
Both these options will help prevent draughts from coming into your home. You can easily apply these yourself, so it isn’t terribly expensive or difficult. However, this will still allow cold to come in through the window panes. It only stops draughts.
You can reduce the amount of heat or cold escaping from your windows simply by hanging curtains or setting up blinds. These window coverings prevent the sun from heating your home on hot days and will reduce the amount of energy spent trying to keep your home an even temperature.
Add an Awning
Awnings are a great way to ensure you have protection from the sun. The awning casts shade over the window and makes it less likely to shed heat or cold easily. It also prevents sun from discolouring furniture and carpets inside the space.
All of these methods will help protect your home from excessive energy use, but if you really want to eliminate the problem, you need new windows. Double or triple glazed windows have specially designed air space in between the panes to provide the ultimate in protection. When you have this added layer of protection, you will be able reduce your electric bills.
You have many choices when it comes to window selection. Choose from aluminium, timber, and UPVC frames. These each have pros and cons, with the UPVC being the preferred frame for many people, due to durability and weather resistance. The windows should be double or triple glazed and designed to block out UV rays. They are also meant to keep the temperature transference to a minimum from the outside to the inside.
If you need to replace your windows, you should consider Prolux. We have plenty of options for your home that will help you save that time and money. There are so many choices out there, but we make the choices simple you will find it much easier to select what will work for your home.