With the world and technology constantly evolving, we’re always trying to keep up. Whether it’s the latest trends or gadgets, we’re always trying to improve our standards of living.
This is especially true when it comes to reducing energy costs. From switching off lights during the day to keeping track of our smartphone usage, there are several ways to utilize energy and reduce costs.
But one of the best ways to reduce energy costs is by replacing your windows. Yes, it sounds strange but it actually works. Here’s how:
Access to Natural Light
If your windows are cracked or poorly-installed, you’ll have trouble letting natural light into your home.
Replacing your windows or repairing the glass can help you reduce costs by allowing natural light through. Furthermore, it lets moisture in, which can lead to water damage.
Improved Consumption of Energy
When cracked windows allow moisture to seep into your home, it can create problems. You’ll not only end up with damaged carpeting and interior, you’ll also end up with high utility costs.
How? Well, for one, cracked window panes allow breeze into your home. When there’s cold air seeping in through the cracks, your heater will be forced to compensate for the cold.
Types of Energy Efficient Windows
One of the best ways to reduce costs is by installing windows that can save energy. Depending on the type of glass you choose, you can reduce utility costs and improve energy consumption in your home.
Here are a few options to take into consideration:
One of the perks of awning windows is that they are designed to open outward and are installed on top of the wall. Have you seen the window in your basement? Notice how it’s small and opens outwards? That’s an awning window.
But it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can only install these windows in your basement. They work perfectly well with any room in the house.
But why choose awning windows, you say? What makes them an excellent choice for the energy-conscious is that they have lower rates of air leak.
So when you have the heating or air conditioner turned on, you don’t need to worry about the air escaping the room. This will also help lower costs.
Casement windows are double-pane windows but similar to awning windows. The only difference is that they are bigger in size and look like traditional windows.
But they are air-leak proof, making them an excellent choice for energy conscious individuals.
These are traditional windows that slide to one side to be opened. These types of windows have a latch so you can tightly shut and lock them when you need to. This is great news for those who tend to use the air conditioner more.
You don’t need to worry about the air escaping.
Hopper windows are actually the opposite of awning windows! Instead of being installed at the top, they’re hinged at the bottom and open inward. But either way, they’re also air leak-proof, making them an excellent choice for homeowners!
These are just a few types of windows to keep in mind if you want to reduce energy consumption.
Book an appointment with Crystal Glass if you’re looking for glass repair and installation solutions! As the leading glass repair and replacement company in Alberta, we have a history of incredible residential and commercial glass repair experiencing ranging over six decades.
Feel free to reach out to us to learn more.