Improve Your Home’s Windows: Ways to Make Residential Glass in Oklahoma City, OK More Energy EfficientJanuary 23, 2018 10:55 pm Leave your thoughts
Like many homeowners, you’re probably in the habit of trying to save energy. You turn off lights when they are not in use and set the thermostat to energy-saving levels. Now you’re looking at your windows wondering how to make them more efficient without having to get replacements installed. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to your windows to improve your home’s ability to maintain a comfortable indoor environment for you and your family.
Read on for some of the best ways to make residential glass in Oklahoma City, OK more energy efficient!
Reapply window caulk
Hot and cold air can get inside your home through gaps between the window sash, window glass and window frame. This is an especially big issue for older windows that are close to failing. Locating air leaks that need sealing is fairly easy. If you feel air coming in, but aren’t sure where it’s coming from, take your hand and move it around your window frames and feel for drafts. For an inexpensive and simple way to prevent air seepage, apply caulk or weather stripping to problem areas. Check these materials yearly for wear to ensure the best weather protection possible.
Use window treatments
Adding window treatments like insulated drapes and quality blinds can seriously improve your windows’ energy efficiency throughout the year. In summer, they block out hot sunlight, and in winter, they reduce cold drafts, while also keeping desired conditioned air from escaping. Another benefit of thermal insulated draperies is that you can draw them open or closed anytime, unlike permanently installed window glass. When it comes to window blinds, they are great at reducing heat from the sun, but not so much at reducing heat loss in the winter.
So, how do you prevent heat loss in the winter and still get adequate sun protection? Use both window blinds and insulated drapes!
Add window glass film
Tinted window film is a great option for homeowners wanting to reduce the amount of heat that collects inside their home from the sun beaming in. Whether you install the film yourself or hire a professional to do the job, know that the film can be installed as a permanent addition to your window glass, or you can get temporary film to be used only during certain seasons. Choose a permanent film if you live in an area that stays warm most of the year; go with a temporary film if you get cold winters so you can take it down to let in warm sunlight.
Keep in mind that, regardless of whether the tinted window film is permanent or temporary, most window film brands will reduce visibility. So, if you need to be able to see out a particular window, you might consider blinds or drapes instead, at least for that one window.
You know you can count on Eagle 1 Autoglass to be there for your vehicle—let us be your trusted shop for residential glass in Oklahoma City, OK, too! Don’t hesitate to contact us anytime for window glass repairs or replacement.
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