Closing Window Treatments
When you have the heating or air conditioning on in your home (especially at night while people are asleep), you should ensure that your curtains and blinds are closed. Keeping your window treatments open all night long wastes money that can quickly and unassumingly pile up on your monthly energy bills.
Old, Out-of-Date Windows
If you are a new homeowner, or have been in your current home for a while and haven’t made any changes to the window and door configuration, now is the perfect time to do so. Modern energy efficient windows and doors are designed to keep the air in your home at the optimal temperature, reducing the amount of central heating and cooling you need to use.
Energy efficient windows and doors come in a wide range of styles, and are an affordable, responsible addition to any home. If you aren’t sure if you have energy efficient windows and doors, you can speak to your local window and door experts. They will be able to recommend the best options for you, and install them for you.
Having your windows and doors optimized, especially in a country like Canada, that receives such inclement weather on a yearly basis, is the smart, and the environmentally conscious thing to do. If you are looking for ways to bring down your heating and cooling costs, keep the above considerations in mind.