Top 3 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Old windows can be very inefficient, but as a Long Island homeowner, you can take steps to mitigate that problem. From weather stripping your old windows to installing all new windows, you can decide what fits your budget and your personal circumstances. Here’s what you need to know.

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#1. Install Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping is an easy solution for homeowners who want to seal cracks and prevent window energy leaks. Weatherstripping typically takes the form of foam and rubber strips installed around window frames and on sills. Most do-it-yourself weatherstripping is designed to be easy to install and remove. Replace weatherstripping around windows once annually, as most aftermarket weatherstripping only lasts about one year.

#2. Use Curtains Wisely

Install curtains or blinds that block the sun at the hottest times of day. Close curtains or blinds when sunlight starts to shine through the windows, and only open them again when the sun is no longer directly shining in the window.

In winter, do the opposite. Open the blinds at points in the day when direct sunlight is shining in to help warm your home, then close blinds when the sun is down and temperatures drop to insulate your house.

#3. Replace Old Windows with New Windows

Old windows just don’t compare to new, energy efficient models. Smart shopping and proper window installation can improve your home’s energy efficiency by reducing or eliminating air leaks and by blocking UV rays that might otherwise have made it into your home.

Windows from Renewal by Andersen of Long Island are among the most energy efficient in the country. They have features that can improve your overall home’s energy efficiency.

Award Winning Window Design

Some window types made by Renewal by Andersen were given ENERGY STAR’s Most Energy Efficient 2020 award. Because energy efficiency is tied to climate, the most efficient windows vary by region.

Innovative Glass Solutions

Renewal by Andersen recently created a type of glass called SmartSun. Compared to other window glass, SmartSun windows are 70% more efficient in summer and almost 50% more efficient in winter. This high performance product prevents UV rays from heating your home during summer, while in winter, SmartSun glass locks warm air in, to keep your home comfortable.

Long Lasting Window Frames

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island’s innovative Fibrex material, made from a combination of synthetic materials and reclaimed wood fibers, lasts decades longer than many conventional windows sold today. After installing Renewal by Andersen windows, you’ll enjoy long-lasting energy efficiency for years to come.

Replace Your Windows to Improve Energy Efficiency

All of the above solutions can help you save money and reduce your utility costs, but only one option improves your home’s value while permanently improving your home’s energy efficiency. To find out more about how you can improve your home’s energy efficiency through new window installation, fill out the online form, or use the toll free number (866) 609-5033.


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