Depending on where you live, the spring and summer months can bring waves of unwanted heat into your house. For those of you who do not have the luxury of air conditioning, there are several benefits of the windows in your home. When used correctly, windows can provide you with an insulated home that will beat mother nature at her own game.
When and How To Open Windows
When should I open my windows? Should I open all of them at once? Should I be opening them all the way? These are the kinds of questions that plague many homeowners. To clear the confusion, if you have the ability to open the windows of your home, only do so when the temperature is cooler outside than in. Also, be careful about opening your windows all the way because it is not necessarily the best way to create airflow in your house. Since hot air rises, you can create a natural draft by opening your downstairs windows on the shady side of your house and the windows upstairs that are on the hot side of your house.
Benefits of Windows With Drapes and Shades
Visible light and UV rays get converted into heat. By closing the drapes and shades in your home, you will keep out the sunshine which would produce heat in your house. There are also removable films available that can be taken off in the winter months when you actually want to take advantage of that free sunlight.
Replace Windows For Insulated Home
If your windows are old and preventing you from having an insulated home, you may want to replace and upgrade. One of the benefits of windows is that they can easily be replaced. If you can afford it and decide to go this route, you will want to select windows with a “Solar Heat-Gain Coefficient” that is compatible with your area’s climate.
Call American Solar Tinting
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