Replace Your Windows

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The final step in energy efficiency improvements.

Many people believe that energy efficiency starts with replacing windows. And while windows are very important (and an energy audit may recommend replacement), a wiser strategy is to take care of all the smaller projects first. Caulk any leaks, weatherstrip around windows and doors, install a programmable thermostat, etc. Replacing a HVAC or adding insulation are often better bangs for your buck than windows, and they reap savings faster. But once you’ve taken care of everything else, decide if making the investment in new windows is right for your home. When you are upgrading windows and potentially replacing frames, consider upgrading your window shading to be more insulative or reflective, especially on the southern side of your home. By reflecting off some of the sun in the summer afternoon, you can reduce how much cooling is required.