How Sealing Your Windows Can Cut Your Heating Bills
Windows are a wonderful way to welcome the outdoors into your home. Unfortunately, a poorly maintained window can also be a way for your home to leak into the outside world, specifically the much-desired heat from your furnace.
If you’re looking to keep your home as hot or cold as your thermostat indicates, here are just a few tips you can use to weatherproof your windows.
When it comes to sealing your windows and limiting heat loss, weatherstripping may be the first option for crafty homeowners, but it’s also one of the best.
Different types of weatherstripping exist for homeowners, including compression, v-type, and foam. Generally, compression weatherstripping is the most durable option but requires robust cutting tools to implement. On the other hand, foam strips can be cut with scissors but do not last nearly as long.
Ultimately, the weatherstripping best suited for your house depends on how much effort you are willing to put in.
Cover Your Windows in Heat Film
Everybody knows that putting a hand to your window in the winter will give you a good chill and have you running over to the furnace, but that doesn’t mean your windowpane has to stay like that forever.
Head to your local hardware store and pick up a pack of window-insulation shrink film along with a bit of double-sided tape. Once you have the tape surrounding the inside of your window frame, carefully place the film over the tape and shrink it down with a hairdryer.
Hang Insulating Window Curtains
Heat-control methods don’t have to be all tape and technical work One of the best ways to maintain your temperature levels and give your room a splash of colour is with thick insulating curtains.
These window coverings are the perfect tool in the winter to keep your home warmer and give your dwelling a little extra privacy. Also, if you’re looking for year-round comfort, insulating curtains may be your best bet as they also repel the sun’s rays in the summer and keep your home cool.
This holiday season, you’ll be looking to invite plenty of guests into your home, but JEH Windows & Doors is here to make sure the cold isn’t one of them. Give us a call today at (204) 589-1474 or visit us online and check out our many options to make your home more attractive and energy-friendly.