February 4, 2021

How Can I Make My Windows More Energy Efficient

Utility costs are among the highest expense in Modesto households, and homeowners are always looking for ways to save money on energy use. At , we help people recognize areas of their homes that are contributing to high utility costs month after month. One of the most overlooked problems is the impact of windows on energy loss. How Do Windows Contribute to Energy Loss? During the winter, the heat from inside your home escapes through the windows to the outdoors. In the summer, the heat from the outdoor air comes into your home. In a typical Modesto home, heat exchange through windows contributes to approximately 25% to 30% of energy use because you have to use your HVAC system longer to stay comfortable. Heat exchange through windows may happen because of poor seals, damaged window frames, and old designs that are not energy efficient. What Makes Windows Energy-Efficient? Modern window designs include features that reduce energy consumption, such as multiple panes of glass. Some windows have a slightly tinted color to reflect sunlight and reduce heat exchange. Proper installation is also important to maximize energy savings. The windows should fit snugly in the opening, and the window should be sealed...

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