Winter is here. The temperature is quickly dropping to near-freezing temperatures. As a result, homeowners everywhere are cranking up their heat in order to stay comfortable. Unfortunately, their heat is not the only thing that will rise this winter. Heating bills are sure to skyrocket as well. Because of this, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes more energy efficient.
The best place to start in your quest for energy efficiency is your windows. If your home not quite as comfortable as you would like, the problem may not be your HVAC system; it may be your old, drafty windows. As much as 40% of your heating costs is wasted as heat seeps out of your windows, which accounts for 10-25% of your electric bill, according to the United States Department of Energy (DOE).
Winter Window Maintenance
- Seal Windows: Drafts can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare, affecting your comfort and wallet. For this reason, seal all windows, filling in gaps and eliminating costly drafts. This is a cost-effective way to boost your home’s energy efficiency.
- Window Treatments: The right blinds or shades can make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your home.
- Clean Windows: Keep windows on the south side of your home clean to maximize solar gain. Blinds, shades, and shutters are for more than just decoration.
- Replacement Windows: Windows have come along with since those inefficient single-pane windows of yesteryear. Today, windows are more energy efficient than ever before, helping you save money on your monthly heating and cooling bills. Of course, energy efficiency isn’t the only benefit of replacement windows.
One Source Window & Door is an official dealer for such leading brand names of upscale replacement windows as Norwood, Belisle, and, of course, Jeld-Wen. This relationship with our dealers makes it easy for us to get the model and make that you want.
If you have any questions about Winter Window Maintenance or wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact One Source Window & Door by calling (405) 840-0076 or (918) 461-0076! You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram as well!