3 Ways to Make Your Doors and Windows More Energy Efficient
Windows serve many roles in a home: they give us a view of the outside world, they protect us from the elements, and, when done right, they can lower our energy bills and help us enjoy the weather.
Here are the top 3 ways homeowners can make their windows and doors more energy efficient.
#1 Upgrade Window Frames
All window frames produced today are created and placed on the Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) and are given a grade between 1 and 5 depending on their efficiency.
Research your window frames today to see how they are serving your home and find out whether or not it’s time to upgrade your frames.
#2 Consider Different Window Panes
One of the best ways for homeowners to increase energy efficiency with their windows is by replacing regular panes with Low-E Argon Gas Windows.
Between the denser Argon gas making energy transfer difficult, and the Low-E glaze reflecting ultraviolet light, your rooms will find an energy balance you haven’t experienced before.
#3 Check Your Weatherstripping
Weatherstripping is strips of silicon and rubber on the sides of the windows and doors that create a perfect seal on whatever shape or surface they meet with.
However, weatherstripping can wear down over the years and lose its effectiveness, allowing interior air to escape and drafts to enter your home. Check your strips to make sure they’re still strong and flexible, and replace any that have lost their grip.
JEH Windows & Doors Ltd. understands the impact that windows can have on your heating and cooling bill, and we are now proud to offer our Low-E Argon Gas Windows for the price of our Triple Pane Glass Windows. Give our home care experts a call today at (204) 589-1474 or visit us online to take advantage of this deal and so many others.