Will the Installation of New Windows Reduce Energy Costs in my Home?

Savings Graph New Windows Reduce My Energy Costs

You just received your latest utility bill and are wondering if new windows reduce energy costs? If you live in an older home, with older windows, the answer is most certainly yes new windows reduce energy costs.

This is particularly true if you live in a Northern climate such as Illinois. Imagine the effects of the winter weather if you live in the windy city of Chicago and surrounding areas. A small leak around just a few of your older windows can add hundreds of dollars to your energy bill.

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Window Cleaning Tips

Window Cleaning

You open your window blinds to let the beauty of the outdoors shine through. You enjoy watching the birds in your Naperville backyard as you sip on your morning cup of java. The last time you cleaned the windows on your Jolliet home was a year or two ago. Follow these window cleaning tips so you can fully enjoy the panoramic views of your backyard once again.

Selecting a Window Cleaning Product:

When searching for a window cleaning product at your local market, choose an environmentally-friendly-green brand that is made specifically for cleaning windows such as Clorox Green Works.

Make Your Own Window Cleaner:

Some window cleaners may leave your windows streaky. Have no fear; you can make your own window cleaner. Read more

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Tempered Glass vs Annealed Glass

Tempered glass and annealed glass are different in composition and applications.
Tempered glass is the more popular but there are many uses for simple annealed glass. Tempered glass is valued for its safety and strength, but when neither of those factors is an issue, annealed glass is a good, less expensive choice.

History

Techniques for annealing and tempering glass have been around for centuries. Read more

Repair or Replace? Good Question!

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Most homes built between 1987 and now were built using either contractor grade vinyl windows or wood windows with aluminium clad exterior. The wood windows were made using a soft, porous wood species such as pine. These windows are susceptible to early wood decay. The wood in your window, if not properly sealed and treated, can decay in less than 4 years. Should you repair or replace? Read more