If you have researched window replacement, you may have found that this is not always the ideal investment to save energy. Sometimes, the replacements cannot even be used. This is why you may want to consider some alternatives, which are often more affordable than installing new windows in your home. Here are some simple and affordable improvements that you may want to consider for the windows in your home:
1. Thermal Window Treatments To Reduce Energy Loss
There are many places around old windows where drafts can come in your home. These air leaks lead to energy loss and higher energy bills. If you have thin window treatments, this does not do much to help insulate your home. You may want to consider several different options to insulate windows with curtains and blinds. For blinds, you can get thermal blinds that fit tightly in the window and do not cost much. The blinds can be combined with thick curtains that are attractive and help to give you more insulation when you need it.
2. Improve Glass With The Addition Of Film To Add Insulation And More
The glass in your home may be single pane, which can allow for air to come through the windows. To stop drafts, film can be added to the glass to provide insulation. This also has the benefit of reducing glare and protecting your home from UV radiation. There are clear tints, as well as products that can help to reduce glare and direct light, which can be good for windows that have direct sunlight that interferes with things like TVs or monitors, such as in a living room, home office or entertainment room.
3. Add Shutters And Exterior Features For Energy Efficiency And Protection
Shutters can be another good option that you may want to consider for your home. There are many different styles, which can provide you with a way to improve energy efficiency. They can also be used to protect your home from storms and provide you with more security. If you want to have more automation in your home, consider using motorized roller shutters for these improvements, or you may want to have the installation done in a way that can allow the equipment to easily be added later.
These are some of the affordable improvements that you may want to consider for your windows to save energy. If you are ready to start making energy changes in your home, contact a residential window tinting service (like MidAmerica Tint or another location) to have film added to your windows.