Even though spring just arrived, before we know it the temperatures will skyrocket and we’ll be outside enjoying the warm sunshine with family and friends! So what do you do when the heat gets to be too much? Whether our windows or open, or our A.C is blasting to keep things cool, both play a major role in maintaining a comfortable temperature that provides you with relief from the heat! We want the cool air to flow in through our windows, or keep the cool air inside with the A.C. What happens if your current windows are actually costing your A.C to work harder, therefore costing YOU more?
While windows play a major role in aesthetics for your home, they also provide important features to homeowners such as beautiful views, natural light, and what we long for most during a heatwave; ventilation and breeze. When you don’t have efficient windows installed throughout your home, you may find your utility bills are much higher than they need to be or should be. This is due to heat loss during the winter and loss of cool air that your central air conditioning unit is creating during the summer.
Quick tips to stay cool this summer:
• Install white window shades, blinds, or drapes which will reflect the heat from your home
• Keep curtains on south- and west-facing windows closed during the hottest hours of the day
• Consider installing awnings on south- and west-facing windows
• Apply reflective films on south-facing windows to diminish solar heat
• Installing high-performance windows will improve your home’s energy performance. Providing energy savings now, and over the long haul, which means your windows will eventually pay for themselves, not to mention the benefits of added comfort, improved aesthetics, and functionality.
If you discovered an increase in your heating bill this past winter, there’s a good possibility that it may be time to replace your current windows with Energy Star approved windows. What better time to do it than now? Completing your home renovations this spring means you can relax and enjoy the benefits of your hard work during the summer months. Installing high-performance and energy-efficient windows will contribute to added comfort in your home, and assist greatly in keeping the cool air indoors this summer. What factors consider a window to be “efficient”? Efficient windows usually have two or more panes of glass, warm-edge spacers, as well as variable options of gas between the window panes, quality framing materials, and low-e coatings, which are microscopically thin coatings that help keep heat inside during the colder months, and outside throughout the summer.
Kempenfelt Windows and Doors will provide you with quality windows that will not only reduce unwanted drafts (both hot and cold), they will also reduce UV fading of your furniture and flooring. Nothing is worse than investing in a costly living room couch, hardwood floor, or a pine table, only to discover unsightly spots from ongoing sun damage.
So why wait to replace your windows? Go green, improve the appearance of your home, and save significant money with Kempenfelt Windows and Doors in Barrie.
For more information in regards to our Eurovinyl quality window products, feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements absolutely free. We’ll provide you with recommendations based on your unique taste and budget. Our professionals will install new windows that are guaranteed to keep you feeling cool all summer, (without overworking you’re A.C! ) Visit our window gallery for inspiration, or alternatively call us at 705-737-1554