Bright Ideas – May 2022May 2022
Ease the Window Pains
When you save energy, you save money. Check back here each month for new ways to make your home or business more energy-efficient.
Energy-efficient windows can make more of a difference in your electric bill than you might think. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat gain and loss through windows account for 25 to 30% of residential heating and cooling costs.
Even if you aren’t looking to replace your windows, there are several easy steps you can take to improve the efficiency of your current windows:
- Check existing windows for air leaks
- Caulk and weatherstrip
- Add energy-efficient window coverings
- Add storm windows or panels
- Add exterior shadings, such as awnings, exterior blinds, overhangs, and landscaping
- Add solar control film