With winter in full swing in New England, it is important to keep up with your home maintenance in order to keep your home as energy efficient as possible. If you’re interested in learning more about what you should do for your home’s winter window maintenance, take a look at our blog to learn how you can keep your home’s windows in peak condition this winter!
Properly Seal Your Windows
The first thing you should do to keep your home’s windows in peak condition and your home as energy efficient as possible is to ensure your home’s windows are properly sealed. Your windows are one of the biggest contributors to energy loss on your home, which means it is important to do what you can to help mitigate heat loss. You should be sure to check around your windows for any drafts by either feeling for cold air rushing in around the frames, or by holding up a candle around your frames and seeing if the flame is moved at all by the wind. If you notice that the flame is being pushed around, it means there is a draft around your home’s windows which is severely decreasing your home’s energy efficiency.
Get The Right Shades
Another thing you can do to help boost your home’s energy efficiency is to install the right window shades in your home. Certain types of window shades can help reduce your window’s energy loss, with the cellular shades making the biggest impact on improving your home’s energy efficiency by holding in pockets of air that help insulates your windows. Lower the shades at night to help keep cool air out of the home.
Clean Your Windows
Some homeowners don’t realize the impact that dirty windows can have on decreasing your home’s energy efficiency. Your window’s main function is allowing in natural light and ventilation, but if you have dirty windows, it’s much more difficult for light to find it’s way into your home! Make sure your windows are clean in order to help maximize the solar heat gain that is available during the winter months.
Contact Us Today
Are you interested in replacing your home’s windows this winter? Our team at Climate Door & Window is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (781) 681-7007 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your window replacement and installation needs!