Make Your Windows Work for You

The heater is doing double time to keep you warm and cozy… but it could cause frostbite to your budget. See, even if your home comfort system is doing its job, there are nooks and crannies around your home where cold air can creep in.

One of the most common culprits is the space around your home’s windows. And since there’s plenty you can do to do prevent the heat loss, that’s actually good news…
  • Check for leaks. A good way to check for leaks around windows is to use a piece of thread to see where the strongest draft is coming from.
  • Accessorize your windows. (My spouse loves this one!) While some might be more aesthetically appealing than others, curtains, shutters, blinds and shades all keep heat inside your home while minimizing the amount you’ll lose.
  • Update your windows. Chances are, the older your home is, the less energy efficient its windows will be. If you haven’t already done so, consider getting new windows. Replacement windows are more energy efficient.