Cool Your Home And Your Bill With The Right Windows

By Stephanie, July 13, 2012, Energy Efficiency, Save Money, Special Offers

Even though the temperature keeps going up, you probably don’t want your electricity bill to do the same. Earlier we offered you and your kids some tips on saving energy around your home during the summer, but did you know that your windows can play a big part in energy efficiency around your home? You’d be surprised at how much you save on your energy bill just by fixing your windows. Check this blog post on our sister site, Project: Greenify for all the tips and tricks to making your windows more energy efficient.

Here’s a quick breakdown of those tips:

Buying new windows

If it’s in your budget, these new windows you purchase may be able to pay for themselves over the long-term. Some utility companies may even offer incentives like rebates or discounts when you purchase high performance windows. If you’re worried about the cost of installing new windows, you may be surprised at how easy it is to install them. The hardest part of the installation may be getting the old windows out! If it’s out of your budget to replace all the windows in your home, consider new windows for the ones that have the most sunlight hitting them throughout the day.

Fixing Your Current Windows

You may not have to replace all the windows in your home to make them more energy efficient; your old windows may just need a little extra TLC. Check the stripping and caulk in and around your windows. Both of these are fairly easy and inexpensive to replace on your own.

Window Treatments

Something simple like window film or tinted film can help control the temperature in your home, thus leading to a lower electricity bill. If you don’t like the look of window films you can always invest in window treatments like blinds or curtains to help keep your rooms cooler in the summer. As part of our Sizzlin’ Summer campaign with Blinds.com, they’re offering $50 off when you spend $500 and use the promo code “SizzlinSummer“. With a variety of blinds, shutters, and more you can find the perfect treatment for your home.

Check out the rest of the post for more ideas on how you can make your windows more energy efficient this summer! Bounce Energy and Blinds.com are bringing you a Sizzlin Summer

 

 

 

 

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  1. Amanda says:

    Great post!

    A bit of advice for homeowners: if you choose to install your own windows rather than allowing the company to do the work, a lot of times this will void the warranty. Just a heads up!

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