Orchard Park, New York

How Energy Efficient Windows Work February 7, 2017

Orchard Park, Erie
How Energy Efficient Windows Work, Orchard Park, New York

Saving on energy bills is an important part of home ownership. There are many ways to cut those costs, one of which is installing energy-efficient windows. You can also improve the energy consumption of your existing windows by making some minor adjustments to them.

windowsAlthough windows are perfect for allowing natural light to filter into your home, they can also have a negative effect on your energy bills. Air leaks very easily through even the smallest openings around windows. This means that heat escapes during wintertime and increases during the summer, creating an uncomfortable environment at home and increasing your energy bills.

If you don’t plan to install energy-efficient windows right away, you can apply caulk meticulously to those minute areas where air tends to escape. Look for gaps and cracks in the foundation around the window—they’re typically visible to the naked eye. Applying caulk to these areas provides a deep seal that blocks the airflow. Additionally, weatherstripping creates a barrier between the window’s frame and sash to similarly prevent air from seeping out.

High-performance windows are a great option if you’re thinking of installing something new. They’re considered energy efficient because of their unique structural elements, which ensure that less air leaks through. Some are completely fixed and airtight, while others have sashes that close flush to the window’s frame.

When choosing energy efficient windows, it’s important to work with a professional window contractor who can install them properly. This is key, as improper installation can reduce the window’s efficiency and put you right back in the same position dealing with sky-high energy bills. A qualified window contractor can help you select the appropriate windows and install them properly.

Modern Window of New York, based in Buffalo, NY, specializes in custom-made windows that can help you reduce your energy bills. Ask about the Energy Xtreme collection of replacement windows, which are designed to keep your home comfortable and perform as efficiently as possible. For more information, visit the company’s website, or call (716) 873-8800.

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