As the weather starts to cool down, it’s normal to begin thinking about ways that you can keep your home warm without spending outrageous amounts of money on your heating bill. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do for your home besides suggesting that your family put on extra layers of clothing. Consider window inserts for heat as a way to maintain a comfortable environment without cranking your heat all winter. If you’ve never looked into window inserts, our team at Windows Interior has four benefits to getting window inserts for your home.
Ventilation and airflow through your home are integral to ensuring that it doesn’t get too stuffy and you always have fresh air circulating throughout. Although airflow can also be a cause for concern as outdoor temperatures begin to drop in the late autumn and early winter seasons. You’ll find that your windows are often a source of drafts that let warm air out and make it challenging to maintain a specific temperature.
You can remedy drafty windows by installing window inserts on the window sill. Window inserts create a tight seal that your windows might be lacking as the caulking ages and windows settle. Eliminating drafts makes it easier to enjoy sitting by the windows, as you won’t have to bundle up nearly as much in that part of the room.
Added window insulation
The more panes of glass you have on your windows, the better insulated they’ll be. Window inserts will provide you with an extra layer of insulation to create more surfaces for cold air to draw warm air out through radiant heat. Ultimately, the warmer the inside surfaces of your windows are, the easier it will be to keep your home at your desired temperature.
Reduce energy loss
Like most things in life, energy seeks equilibrium, which means that energy in the form of heat will flow out of your home through any openings available. If you have drafty windows, you’ll notice some cold air coming through a tiny opening. However, if you pay close attention to the airflow, you’ll find that more warm air is leaving than cold air is coming in. Your heater will continue to push air out of these openings at an even faster rate when it’s running.
Heat escaping does nothing for your home except make your HVAC system run more than is necessary and drive up your heating bill. Window inserts help close these small openings, so you don’t lose heat throughout the winter.
Easy installation and removal
When you install new windows, you’re making a long-term decision about the look and features of each. Installation is an invasive process involving cutting out the old windows and then fastening the new windows to the house’s frame. Window inserts can be used as a temporary or seasonal solution to the problem you have with drafty windows.
Installation of window inserts doesn’t often take more than a few minutes, as the flexible materials make it easy to bend the insert into the window sill. Once the weather starts to warm up and you’re finished with your insert, you can remove it and store it until you need it again when it gets cold again.
Contact us for a quote
Don’t waste money by heating the outdoors. Keep your warm air indoors this winter with window inserts for heat. Get in touch with us at Windows Interior today to learn more about our available window inserts and how they can save you money on your heating bill this winter. Call our Boston location at 617-340-6830 or 310-818-5513 in LA. You can also fill out our online contact form with all your inquiries.