When the winter months hit, having replacement windows in Elk Grove, CA on your home is going to make a world of difference in making your home comfortable and energy efficient during the winter months. But there are other things you can do to work alongside the insulation of the new windows to help them to operate even better. Here are a few things you can try to boost those energy bills even further and save even more money.
Hanging curtains over certain windows can bring extra style and a pop of color to the room. You can get curtains in a variety of materials and patterns and if you choose nice, thick fabric, the curtains (when closed) will also insulate your home against the winter weather even further. They will do the same thing in the summer and keep the extra heat at bay.
Honey Comb Shades
If you don’t want to have to cover your windows entirely over the winter, consider honeycomb shades. These shades have a pocket of air in them that, when they are closed, insulates your home even more than the windows do. That pocket of air can help you to lower energy bills and these shades are timeless classics, so they increase the value of your home at the same time.
While it can be a pain to cover your windows with plastic, you can keep the house even warmer and the plastic doesn’t have to show around the curtains and window coverings. You can block out any chills that might get into space and the kits are affordable and easy to install. You can then throw them away after the winter months are over.
The biggest thing you can do to insulate your home is choose the right replacement windows in the first place. Windows that insulate the home often have upgrades, like triple pane glass instead of the standard double pane. They might have inert gas fillings between the panes instead of just air. And, for summer, having low-E coatings on the glass to bounce the heat of the sun back outside can be really nice. That also works well in the winter as the heat inside your home is reflected back inside. When you have the right replacement windows, you really don’t need to enhance the insulation. Though any enhancements are only going to help further if you wish to go that route.
When you are looking into replacement windows in Elk Grove, CA, and you want them to work well to insulate your home during the summer, winter, and every season in between, the professionals at Southgate Glass can help you make the right choices to do just that. We’re up for a free consultation whenever you are ready for it. We can come to your home, see what your challenges and goals are, and offer suggestions that will help you to meet those goals and even go beyond your dreams for your home’s efficiency and style.