While renovating the home, we often overlook the windows. With passing time, as soon as you see the scratches and depleting quality of the windows, renovation or replacing the old ones becomes necessary. Adopting different methods, you can make your windows more energy efficient and thus saving the cost of the electricity bills.
Energy efficient windows come along with many benefits. An energy efficient window makes sure to cut down your electricity bills by saving more energy. Moreover, these windows have less effect on the environment. Energy efficient windows help in reducing the carbon footprint, thus saving the environment. More carbon footprint makes the Earth heat up for the longer term, thus contributing to global warming.
Here are tips by Dr Prem Jagyasi and his team members , you can make our windows more energy efficient and thus save the environment from harmful effects on it.
Consider replacing old and broken glass from the windows
With the visible scratches on the window glass and depleting quality, replacing the glass is must to make it make it more energy efficient. Broken windows allows cool air to pass from the windows making home colder, especially in the winters. While replacing old and broken glass, keep in mind the safety measures to avoid any accidents.
Wear eye protecting glasses and gloves, so that broken glass does not fall on you. Carefully remove the broken glass and replace it with a new one. Replacing the old with new will allow better heat to pass through heating up the home. With a good glass on the windows, it will lessen the worries of heating up the room using residential heating appliances. Moreover, less use of the heating appliances will lower the cost of electricity bills.
Well timed cleaning
With proper cleaning, one can make the windows more efficient. Clean windows pass more heat into the room making it more energy efficient. Cleaning windows is an easy process. Just take a soft cloth and regular water and clean the windows. Use of soft cloth will prevent any scratches on the glass of the window. Avoid using harsh chemicals on the glass; it will deplete the quality of the glass making it dull and foggy. If the glass is very dirty, then using mild glass cleanser will do.
Discover gaps and seal them
Gaps in the windows can make the rooms colder during winters. Little gaps in between the windows will make it difficult to make the room warmer. Feel the gaps and take corrective measures to fill them, so that the air cannot pass through and thus making your room warmer. Caulking is the best method to get rid of the cracks in the walls and the windows. Caulk the cracks and make them smoother and even with knife.
For smaller gaps, use squeezing tubes for proper filling of the walls. Squeezing tubes will completely cover the holes sealing it correctly. Caulking will make sure to make your home warm better. Sealing the gaps, you do not have to worry about the unwanted air to enter the house and thus you will have a warmer home.
Use vinyl windows
Vinyl is a very energy efficient material, and is a good choice for decorating the windows of the house. Vinyl is an excellent insulator and has a very low conductivity that makes it a perfect material for the windows of the house. It not only keeps the home safe and sound but also helps in making the windows more energy efficient, as it allows very low transfer of temperature inside and out of the room. Vinyl windows are therefore a good material to make the windows of the home and maintaining the required temperature of the home.
Making the home more energy efficient, one must take certain steps to do so. When renovating, do not forget about the windows of the house. Windows being an important part of the house needs little more care to make it more energy efficient. Adopting various effective methods like cleaning and caulking can make the windows more energy efficient.