Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Battling The Elements

During these cold winter days, it is wise to consider how much of your heating dollars are flying out the windows. Even if your home has the most energy efficient windows available, heat can escape during the winter and, with just a touch to the glass, you can feel the cold air entering. In the summer, the heat of the sun passing through a closed window can quickly warm up a room. This heat transfer forces your air conditioner to work harder to keep your home comfortable.

Carefully planned window treatments can help you get better control over how these external elements affect your home's interior. The following is an excerpt from the US Department of Energy's - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy website.

A Consumer's Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Window Treatments and Coverings
You can choose window treatments or coverings not only for decoration but also for saving energy. Some carefully selected window treatments can reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. They include the following:


window screens

Window treatments, however, aren't effective at reducing air leakage or infiltration. You need to caulk and weatherstrip around windows to reduce air leakage.

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Window Coverings Association of America

All Sewn Up, LLC offers a variety of treatments that will help you battle the elements. With our help, you can create a little comfort in your home.

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