Bright Ideas – May 2023

May 2023

caulking a windowWhen you save energy, you save money. Check back here each month for new ways to make your home or business more energy-efficient.

Finding the next energy efficiency project around your home might be as easy as looking out the window. For many households, more than a quarter of heating and cooling costs come down to heat gained or lost through windows.

Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to make your windows more efficient without replacing them altogether. Inspect windows for any air leaks, and plug gaps with caulking or weatherstripping. Energy-efficient window coverings can help keep heat in or out, while exterior shading from awnings or landscaping can help control your windows’ exposure to direct sunlight.