Energy Star Windows & Other Ways to Reduce Winter Heating Costs!

Energy Star Windows & Other Ways to Reduce Winter Heating Costs!

Turning up the heat is a necessary part of winter, but it can also lead to gas and electric bills that make you want to scream! At Acre Windows, we understand that everyone wants to minimize their expenses without having to sacrifice comfort. Our team of specialists has some easy ways to reduce winter heating costs, including the use of Energy Star windows, without sacrificing your family's warmth.

Choose Energy Efficient Windows!

One of the best ways to reduce your utility bills throughout the year is to pick energy efficient windows for your home. This is an investment, but it's definitely something to keep in mind the next time you need a replacement window. Many windows in this category boast double or triple pane glass, low emissivity coatings, or have glass that is specially designed to reflect the sun's rays away from the house.

Prepare for Winter

It's surprising the number of homeowners who don't take steps to prepare for winter weather. Wind and snow are very effective at drawing heat out of your home. You can take some simple steps to keep your utility bills low by preventing heat loss. Start with using window insulation kits on all of your windows and patio doors. These kits contain heavy plastic sheeting and adhesive to cover all of your window frames and create an additional barrier against cold air. 

Here are a few other ways you can prepare for those dark, chilly days:

  • Put up heavier, insulated curtains.
  • Open the curtains on South-facing windows during the day to let in the sun's heat.
  • Fill gaps around pipes and other openings with expanding foam.
  • Replace old caulk around window frames and doors.
  • Install thicker, winter weatherstripping on doors and windows.
  • Clean the flue and vent on your wood or pellet burning stoves.
  • Close the fireplace damper when not using it.
  • Wear more layers inside the home.

Even with these steps, the most efficient way to stop heat loss in many homes is still replacing old or broken windows. If you are considering new Energy Star windows for your home, reach out to Acre Windows by phone or via our online form. We'll be happy to explain more about our services and provide you with a free price estimate.