You may love your big and beautiful bay windows, but if they are not energy efficient or are more than 20 years old, it’s time for an upgrade. Here are 3 ways new windows can lower your energy bill.

 Minimize Lost Heat And Cooling

If your windows aren’t energy efficient, you are losing up to 30 percent of your home’s hot air in the winter, and cool air in the summer. By upgrading your windows, you will spend between 20 and 30 percent less to heat and cool your home. This number can be higher when also upgrading from single pane to double or triple-pane windows. Although windows shouldn’t be your only concern. It may also be time to upgrade the doors in your home.

Increase Natural Light By Adding A New Window

If you have a room in your home with too few windows or poor lighting adding an entirely new casement, picture, or bay window can bring in more natural light—meaning you will use less energy during the day to light the room. Not only that, but your new window will beautify your home.

 Further Optimize Your Windows

In addition to upgrading your windows, be sure to keep an eye on your weather stripping because as it wears it needs to be replaced—both for energy efficiency and to keep your windows and home dry. Take things one step further by investing in storm shutters, retractable window awnings, window tinting, and energy-efficient window treatments. You can even add clear window insulation in the winter months, but if your windows are new, insulation may not have much of an impact.

 If you live in or around Carlisle, Pennsylvania and are considering installing new windows, visit McCarren Supply to discuss your energy efficient options.

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