At times it seems as though we’re under a constant barrage of people telling us to reduce our energy consumption. Most please require some kind of “sacrifice” or at least an “initiative” on our part: forgo trips to the store, unplug all AC adapters at night, raise the thermostat in the summer, lower the thermostat in the winter, take a “staycation” this year, and the list goes on and on.
However, by installing window treatments or planting a deciduous tree in a strategic place we can decrease our energy bills and increase the comfort inside our homes without having to make any ongoing effort or sacrifice. Modest one-time investments in window treatments like shutters, awnings, blinds and the like pay dividends in both the heat of summer and the cold of winter.
Not only do home improvements save money, but also, they can improve the look of a house. Items like reflect window coatings or double pane windows can even bolster the curb appeal of a home and be essential to setting your house above the rest when you decide to put your home on the market.
What can you do reduce energy loss through your windows and doors?
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