When winter comes, the expenses of many households often skyrocket. Why? The cold, freezing weather makes people turn up their heaters, which leads to a higher energy consumption. Fortunately, there’s still time to prepare for the coming cold season.
Here are some tips to limit your energy usage and save on your energy bill:
Prepare Your Home During Fall
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the weather, before winter days grow dark and while the warmth of summer lingers. It’s also the right time to prepare your home for extreme weather conditions and start a windows replacement project.
Check your windows for damages, such as cracks and warping. You should also inspect for air leaks. These problems can increase your energy consumption, especially during winter.
Reduce Expenses through Replacement Windows
According to the US Department of Energy, more than 30% of your home’s energy is lost through your windows. With your home’s energy usage on the line, you’d have to be very careful in choosing replacement windows. To save on energy expenses all year round, invest in energy-efficient windows.
When shopping for replacements:
– Choose windows with lower U-factors, because they provide better insulation for colder temperatures.
– Choose high-performance windows with Low-E coatings.
– Look for the Energy Star® label.
– Let window specialists install your replacement windows to maximize their benefits.
Let Cooley Roofing & Construction help you
Despite being popular as a Lewisville roofing company, Cooley Roofing & Construction also offers windows replacement services. We recommend getting windows with a low U-factor and a high R-value. U-factor tells you the window’s energy efficiency while R-value shows the product’s resistance to heat conduction. We also offer windows with technologically advanced Low-E glass, which has incredible insulating properties.
Being a family owned and operated business for over 20 years, we at Cooley Roofing & Construction provide a range of services. Contact us about your windows, siding, and roofing in Lewisville. We’d be happy to help you improve your home and prepare for winter.