Having drafty windows is one of the foremost reasons you experience frigid interior temperatures and sky-high heating costs during the winter. When outside temperatures plummet, there are 10 ways that you can avoid these issues and save on energy costs:
- Patch any drafty spots in your windows with weather stripping to make your home feel warmer and save on energy bills.
- Seal small cracks by adding a fresh layer of caulk or rope caulk that is molded into the gaps.
- Apply window insulation film using double-sided tape to your window panes, and then seal it with heat from a hairdryer.
- Use draft snakes to stop cold air from entering and warm air from escaping through the windowsills.
- Cut strips of self-stick rubber weather sealing into appropriate sizes and stick the strips to the window frame to close any gaps.
- For windows that don’t have to let in light or a view from the outside, like basement windows, you can cover the panes using a piece of foam board attached to 3/8-inch drywall.
- Install cellular shades (also known as honeycomb shades) to block light and insulate windows.
- Reinforce double-hung windows with an additional sash lock to make them even more secure, which will keep more cold air out.
- Use a window insulator kit to increase insulation.
- Invest in new energy-efficient windows.
Get Energy-Efficient Windows from Hegg Windows & Doors
The best way to protect your windows during winter is to invest in energy-efficient replacement windows from Hegg Windows & Doors. We offer vinyl, fiberglass, and wood doors that will help insulate your home year-round, stabilizing its interior temperature and lowering the strain on your HVAC system, which can lead to lower energy costs. No need to patch drafty spots or seal cracks every winter—simply invest in windows that will perform reliably every season.
Contact Hegg Windows & Doors today to learn more about our energy-efficient windows and get your project started.