Whether you’re excited about pumpkin pie or oversized, cozy sweaters, fall is a fantastic time to revamp your home and lifestyle to match the changing leaves around you. With natural and earth tones taking over, giving your house a home efficiency makeover can make sure that you keep your house warm whenever outside gets cold!
The temperature change is in full motion, so now is a perfect time to schedule important home repairs. Scheduling services before the big fall rush will enable you to have the maximum amount of flexibility in regard to your schedule while still getting the individual attention your home deserves.
Broken and cracked windows mixed with your heating unit can create price disasters — not only on a monthly basis but on the value of your home as well. Window replacement is especially key to reducing energy costs within your home, as it will take more of an effort on your unit’s part to even out the temperature with outside interference. Here are some key renovations from Window World TX to make to your home before the home improvement rush hits:
One of the main reasons that your house is losing heat is because of your windows. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, windows are primarily responsible for the loss of heat in a house, with about 25%-30% of heat being lost in that way. Energy-efficient windows will have dressings in the form of:
Thermal curtains act to keep the heat in, and the cold out. This will add an extra layer of protection and energy conservation because your heating unit is having to work less than it would under normal conditions.
While you may not be thinking of time in the sun during fall, solar heating is a great way to cut down on your energy consumption. Ask your window installers about the best way to implement solar heating into the home so that you use your unit a lot less.
Window replacement is one of the most efficient ways to cut down on uncomfortable drafts and lessen the amount of energy that your unit has to use. If there are any cracks in your current windows, the repair will prevent any temperature changes that are coming in from the outside.
Updating Your Systems
One of the reasons that you could be losing energy efficiency in the fall is that your HVAC systems could be outdated. With regular home inspections, professionals will be able to monitor your system’s energy usage and keep your costs as low as possible. According to the Energy Star program, half of the energy that your home uses will go to heating and cooling. This means that with regular maintenance and weatherproof windows, your house will conserve temperature like never before!
Investing In Smart Thermostats
While smart thermostats may sound like a splurge, they’re an excellent addition to any household looking to cut costs for the fall. Smart thermostats sense whenever you’re not at home and change the temperature of your home automatically to use less energy when you’re gone. While it’s an upfront expense, it cuts a lot of costs over time, making it much easier to regulate temperature and increase the value of your home.
Here at Window World TX, we are dedicated to making sure your family’s home stays as cozy and affordable as possible. Locally owned, with products made in the USA and solutions for all of your exterior problems, you’re guaranteed to love what we can do for your home.