Get Ahead of Old Man Winter By Being Energy Efficient

Getting up in the morning and sticking that first toe out from beneath the warmth of the comforter, old man winter lets us know that he is moving in.

I know I’m probably part of the minority, but living up in the north I’ve grown to love most aspects of autumn and winter, the change of the seasons, the bonfires, the cozy sweater, I could rattle on all day, but I’ll stop here.

The only thing I don’t enjoy is how without any warning, the temperatures drastically drop and bring crisp winds that can cut through like a knife. We then turn up our heat, and watch our bills slowly creep higher and higher in an effort to stay warm.

Here at Sunrise Windows, we talk a lot about being energy efficient and how our multi pane windows with Low-E gas and spacers can help you save money in the long run.

If you missed any of the related blogs, you can read up on the anatomy of our windows in What Makes an Energy-Efficient Window?, or watch a great video that explains U-factor, visible transmittance, solar heat gain, condensation resistance, and air leakage called Window Replacement 101: An Introduction to Window Energy Efficiency & Cost Savings.

 Energy efficiency is much more than just windows. Did you know that it’s as simple as replacing incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs that can last up to 25 years, caulking windows to reduce drafts, blocking off heating vents to rooms that are not being used, and turning off lights when you’re not using them.

Energy Star shared an interactive map that we found helpful. You click through the rooms of a house to find things you may have overlooked and can save not only your heating bills, but your electric bills and the environment too. Who doesn’t like the sound of that?

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