Improving Home Energy Efficiency with Proper Window Treatment

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The staggering 30% of your heating bill is eaten trough old and inefficient window installations in your home. It is more or less a known fact to all these days and it seems that nearly all household owners throughout the world are planning that transformation for the modern and energy efficient frames. Today we will cover various facts that you need to know in order to once and for all forget about all the problematic possibilities regarding energy efficiency, and never again have that nervous feeling before opening the heating bill.


It Is Finally Time for an Energy Efficient Transformation


There are few things in this world that your utility company loves more than your old traditional wooden window frames. Therefore many of us have already conducted front door window repair and tried to replace all energy insufficient doors in our house. It is still a very surprising fact at what number the old window frames are still presented all around the world.


These old frames consume so much energy that all the additional energy that wasn’t intended to be consumed can be put at the end of a year in the amount consumed with an average of three mounts of energy consumption for one year! And no one wants to have such an unpleasing feeling while taking a shocking discovery that his heating bill has tripled itself all of a sudden. How does it happen? And why do advanced PVC technology in window making save so much energy?


The so-called U-value specifies how much heat energy is lost to the outside. You need only to remember that the smaller the U-value, the better the thermal insulation. And the greater the savings in energy costs. Windows make up a good third of the facade. They define how much heat stays indoors. PVC doesn’t conduct heat well, therefore, doesn’t transfer temperatures from inside to outside, or outside to inside.


Next time you are near an aluminum framed window, put your hand on the frame and feel its temperature. You would be surprised to see the difference… In winter, a single-glazed, 3mm-deep pane of glass can lose from ten to 15 times more heat than an insulated wall of the same area! In summer, single glaze standard windows of an average home account for over 25% of total heat gain.


Also, a very important thing next to windows are of course the exterior doors. Choosing the right exterior door for a home should be a carefully thought-out decision. When you choose a door, you should first consider the doors’ energy performance ratings. This score lets you know how well each door does in preserving the energy in your home by trapping heat or cool air inside.


From the same principle, you can conclude that replacing the exterior doors can cut your bills nicely. It is also advisable to install double glazing to reduce the need for heating in the rooms. This is especially important for windows.


This home improvement may not come as cheap as initially planned for most of us, but a thing worth mentioning is that such replacement is something that will probably be the once in a lifetime replacement for your household and needless to say will relieve you of worries for heating bill in these surprisingly cold winters that are only getting worse.


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