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Olympic Glass and Building Materials, Inc. Bainbridge Island Washington

Battle the heat and the cold with energy efficient windows

How Much Can You Save with Energy Efficient Windows?

Many people consider replacement windows as a solution to cold winters. However, the summer months can be equally brutal on your home and cooling bills. that’s why new energy-efficient windows are a year-round solution and a must for any homeowner.

One thing’s for sure: leaky, aging windows on your home aren’t doing your utility bills any favors. Single pane windows just can’t beat the energy performance of quality double pane energy-saving windows.

With record-breaking heat events being recorded already you need to act now to ensure you have done everything you can to keep your home comfortable.

Here are a few additional ideas for staving off the heat this summer.

1-Open Windows at Night

Take advantage of those breezy summer evenings. Open your windows at night to promote a cross-breeze that will help you and your family sleep better. The cooler air will circulate all night, allowing you to start fresh with a cool home in the morning. Of course, this cooling solution works best when you have reliable and efficient windows and screens!

2-Grill More

This is one home cooling tip most homeowners can get behind. When temperatures soar, step outside and grill your meals instead of using the oven, which can raise the temperature of your home considerably. From pizza to roast beef, there are numerous ways to cook a meal on the grill. So get outside and experiment with the best meal options summer has to offer.

Keep Interior Doors Open

Leave your interior doors open, particularly if you lack an open-concept living space. This simple step is critical to keeping your home cool. Open doors allow air to circulate freely, eliminating hot spots and regulating the temperature within your home.

Give Your Ducts a Boost

With its easy plug-in-and-power-on design, installing a duct booster fan can draw more cool air into a room that’s too hot. Simply choose the design that’s right for you, place it in the register vent, and plug it in for a quick and easy way to cool your space.

Residential Windows Last 15 to 20 Years

Olympic Glass and Building Materials, Inc. Bainbridge Island Washington

The average lifespan of residential windows is 15. Well-maintained products may last beyond the 20-year mark, but once your windows start approaching two decades old, it’s time to think about replacing them. Replacing the glass, tinting, or other money and energy-saving ideas deas can be determined once we are on scene.

Call us today for a free estimate and project planning conversation.

Olympic Glass, proud to be the hometown brand since 1993.


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