This winter shut out the cold. Seeping cold air is fighting hard to get into your Kansas City home, but there are ways to keep it at bay. This winter take a few steps to prepare the windows in your home, or invest in new, energy-efficient replacement windows. Here are the winter energy savings suggestions from the window experts at All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding.
Improve Energy Efficiency of Existing Windows
- Add Storm Windows: This can reduce air leakage and increase the comfort of your home.
- Use Caulking: Using this can reduce the amount of air leaking through the opening between your home’s walls and the window frame.
- Add Weatherstripping: Installing this around window openings can help decrease the amount of air that slips in around the edges of the window where it meets the frame.
- Use Window Treatment Coverings: Window treatments or coverings won’t necessarily decrease air leakage and seepage into your home, but it will help decrease the amount of heat loss in the winter.
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Install Energy Efficient Replacement Windows
If you’ve already taken the steps above to protect your home from the cold to no avail, then it might be more beneficial to install new windows in your home. But how do you decide which windows are the right fit?
Look for the Energy Star Label
Start off by narrowing your search down to energy efficient replacement windows. A great way to spot these types of windows is to look for the ENERGY STAR label, which will give it an energy efficiency rating. The lower the U-factor on the label, the more energy-efficient the window is.
Pay Attention to the Style of Window
Another important aspect to look at is how the window operates. Some types of windows are naturally more energy efficient based on the way they operate. Awning and Casement Hinged windows typically are more energy efficient than sliding windows because the sash closes by pressing against the frame. Fixed pane windows are also more energy efficient since they are airtight when installed properly. But they aren’t ideal for areas where you want window ventilation.
Call All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding today at (913) 210-8810 or (816) 673-2480 to view the most energy efficient windows in the Kansas City area.