Use Your Home Windows to Keep Warm this Winter
Most of us think of using our windows to just look outside. But did you know you can use your windows to help keep you warm during the colder seasons?
Sacramento winters are chilly for California, so we put together these simple home windows maintenance tips to help keep your home cozy this winter.
Seal and Caulk Any Gaps
Home windows are a great natural light source and can help you save money on your energy bill. However, they also create gaps that allow heat to easily escape your home.
Apply a Window Film
Window film is a thin layer of specialized plastic applied to the inside or outside of your window. This extra layer prevents ultraviolet (UV) rays from entering your home and causing damage. It also reduces glare and protects furniture and carpets from fading due to exposure to sunlight.
This option also helps reduce energy costs by keeping your home warmer in the winter. This is because the film reflects the heat back into your home and provides an extra layer of insulation.
Additionally, it prevents condensation on windows during cold weather, which can cause mold and mildew growth on walls and ceilings.
Apply Weather Stripping
Weather stripping is a material you place on the edges of your windows to prevent drafts from getting into your home. This helps you reduce your energy bills by keeping your home warmer for longer.
Also, make sure to measure the length of each windowpane before buying weather stripping. In addition, you want to make sure that the strips fit tightly against the glass without any gaps.
Use Heavy Curtains
If you live in a drafty house, consider installing heavy curtains over your windows this winter season. This will help keep the cold air out of your home while still allowing light in through the window openings.
Another great thing about curtains is that they’re generally affordable. So, you don’t have to spend too much money on them while still saving on your energy bills.
Consider New Home Windows
When was the last time you replaced your windows? Even if you maintain them every winter, you could still lose heat from your home if your windows are past their best.
Also, replacing older windows with energy-efficient windows will reduce your energy bills.
Contact the window installation experts at Bell Bros and keep your Sacramento home warm this winter.