Bright Ideas – May 2022

May 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