Here are some energy saving tips for your windows this summer:
1. Covering your windows with shades, blinds or verticals will help to reflect heat away from the house.
2. During the day, close the treatments on the South or West facing windows to keep the sun and heat from coming in.
3. Caulk cracks or install weather stripping around the window frames to seal off air flow. This will help your air conditioner be more productive.
4. Proper landscaping can help save up to 25% of heating and cooling costs. Consider planting shade-producing deciduous trees on the West and South sides of your home. Doing this will cool your home in the summer and permit sunlight to warm room in the winter.
Our designers at Window Covering Gallery in Colorado Springs, CO can help you make the best decisions for your windows and budget. Call us at 719-548-1020 to schedule an in-home consultation, and we’ll bring the samples to you.