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HVAC Efficiency and your Home: Your Windows

HVAC Efficiency Last week, in the inaugural post in our blog mini-series, “HVAC Efficiency and your Home,” we looked at The Importance of Attic Insulation. However, attic insulation is just one piece of the overall puzzle. Every part of your home works together: your windows, your doors, your siding, your attic insulation, your roof, and your HVAC system. Over the next several weeks, we will be talking about each one of the aforementioned pieces of the puzzle.

HVAC Efficiency and your Home: Your Windows

Did you know that 50% of your heating costs is wasted on heat seeping out of your windows? Crazy, isn’t it!? Your windows play a pivotal role in the energy efficiency of your home. In fact, 10-25% of your electric bill is accounted for from your windows. So you have to ask yourself: “how energy efficient are my windows?”

Energy Efficient Tips

  1. Replacement Windows: Replacing old, single-pane windows with newer double-pane windows will give you an instant boost in energy efficiency. Today’s windows are much more efficient than their predecessors.
  2. Window Covers: A cheaper alternative to replacement windows is energy efficient window coverings. Believe it or not, the right blinds or shades can make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your home.
Winter Energy Efficiency Tips Summer Energy Efficiency Tips
  1. 1. Double-pane windows, like we talked about earlier, with a low-e coating will reflect heat back into the room during the winter months.
  2. 2. Repairing and weatherizing your current windows will help eliminate costly drafts.
  3. 3. Keep windows on the south side of your home clean to maximize solar gain.
  4. 4. Close your curtains and shades at night and open them during the day.
  1. 1. White window shades reflect heat away from your home.
  2. 2. Close curtains on the south and west facing windows during the day.
  3. 3. Apply a reflective film on south-facing windows to reduce solar heat gain.
  4. 4. Install awnings on south and west-facing windows.
  5. 5. Windows with spectrally selective coatings on the glass reflect some of the sunlight, keeping your rooms cooler.

Of course, the best way to ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible is to enlist the services of a professional HVAC technician, like the ones at Fresh Air Concepts. Superior customer service is and always will be our #1 priority. Fresh Air Concepts promises to provide you with highly qualified and professional, heating, air Conditioning, and air purification technicians.

Our mission is “To Be Your HVAC Contractor of Choice for All of Your Maryland Indoor Heating, Air Conditioning, and Air Purification Quality Needs.”

Check back next week as we continue our blog mini-series, “HVAC Efficiency and your Home.” We will be taking a look at the importance of your doors. Meanwhile, if you have any questions about HVAC Efficiency, please contact Fresh Air Concepts by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today! Make sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ as well! We are an award winning, factory authorized Carrier dealer!

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