One of the main areas where homes lose energy is through the windows. Whether they are improperly insulated, left open when they should not be or are just old, you can be wasting a considerable amount of money each year by letting your air slip away. If you want to improve the overall energy-efficiency of your home, one of the first places you should start is with every single window, as this will be a great way to reduce what you are paying in energy each month. You can even do this without having to break the bank!
Here are a few ways to make sure your windows are energy-efficient:
- Invest in curtains: Any kind of thick drape or curtain will do wonders for your energy bill each month! The material for the window covering will keep the air inside your home, which will help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This will make you less dependent on your AC.
- Locate any gaps: If there are gaps and holes around your window, this will result in the air leaking from your home to the outside environment. After you find these gaps, make sure that you caulk and stop up every last one to prevent the leakages from happening again.
- Tinting: Another effective way to make your windows efficiency is by having them tinted. The tint works to keep the sun's harmful UV rays out of your home, which will also help to protect your furniture and other decor from possible fading or other damage.
If you are interested in having your windows tinted and saving money on energy, be sure to schedule an appointment with R&J Tinting for our Maryland window tinting services.