Fall is in full swing. The weather is noticeably colder, the leaves have already started to change color and fall off the trees, and homeowners everywhere are scrambling to make their homes as energy efficient as possible before Jack Frost comes calling.
Replacement Windows and Other Energy Saving Tips from JELD-WEN
Consider investing in a home energy audit. This is the best way to identify problem areas in your home as well as come up with plans to correct them and reduce your home energy bills. That’s what we like to call a win-win!
Homes that make improvements following an energy audit tend to experience savings as high as 40%.
Ceiling Fan Rotation
Simply changing the rotation of your ceiling fans, can help improve the energy efficiency of your home. Remember, heat rises. Changing the rotation of your ceiling fans can help push that hot air back throughout your room.
In the winter, attic insulation helps keep cold air out and warm air in. This helps your HVAC equipment do its job more efficiently. So, do you have enough attic insulation? To find out, climb into your attic and look across the floor joists. Can you see the joists? If not, you probably have enough insulation. If your insulation is below the joists, you probably need more.
You have to ask yourself a very important question; “Are my windows energy efficient?”
With temperatures quickly dropping, drafty windows and doors become a concern. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), windows account for 25-40% of your annual heating and cooling costs, making windows an energy efficiency priority. Simply sealing gaps around your windows and doors can help cut your winter heating bills by up to 15%. Investing in replacement windows could save you even more.
According to JELD-WEN, replacing old, single-pane windows with Energy Star qualified windows can save homeowners as much as $501 annually.
JELD-WEN Replacement Windows in Maryland
JELD-WEN’s extensive line of products are sold globally through multiple distribution channels, including retail home centers, wholesale distributors and building products dealers, such as Architectural Window Supply. For the past 20 years, we have been the go-to choice for Maryland homeowners, builders, and architects who need personalized, knowledgeable service. When you come to us for information and guidance, we’ll make sure you get what you need.
If you have any questions about Energy Efficiency or JELD-WEN Replacement Windows, or wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact Architectural Window Supply by calling 410-266-5254 or visit our website! You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!