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Take a look at your windows rather than out them if you want to save energy at home. Approximately one-third of a home's total heat loss usually occurs through windows and doors. What lets in light and fresh air may also be letting heat escape in the winter or unnecessarily heating up your home in the summer. But you don't have to replace your windows. Taking the time to seal and insulate around an old window can save money immediately while you decide whether to buy a replacement.
Save Money, Cut Energy Waste Through Your Windows
Use shades or drapes to help regulate the heat in your home. When it's hot outside, cover the windows on the south, east and west sides of the house. During cold weather, leave shades and blinds open on sunny days, but close them at night to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows. Insulating curtains or drapes can make a big difference, especially on sliding glass doors and large windows.
Applying "low-e" transparent film over drafty windows is a cheap, temporary fix for the winter months. You can also add weather stripping between the window and the frame to reduce heat loss.
If you have single-pane windows, consider replacing them, or put up storm windows in the winter. In cold weather, storm windows can reduce heat loss by 25 to 50 percent.
If you decide to go ahead and replace your older single-pane windows, make sure you don't miss the opportunity to save energy and reduce your future energy bills. Replace old windows with those that are at least Energy Star-rated for your climate.
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