Are you fed up with the unusually cold weather that’s been taking place in Atlanta lately? You may have moved here with the expectation that Atlanta would be a much warmer client. Typically, it is. However, in recent years, it seems like our winters keep dipping into very low temperatures. As a result, you may be dealing with a lot of high-priced energy bills and lots of cold air leaking into your Atlanta home. So how can you address these issues?
One of the most important ways to lower your energy bills and reduce the cold air from entering your home is by getting energy-efficient windows installed in your home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, homeowners lose 25 to 30 percent of their heat through windows. This number could probably increase if you have serious issues with your windows. To reduce energy loss, it is a good idea to choose windows that are Energy Star windows and choose an energy-efficient frame such as vinyl or fiberglass. Also, consider getting two to three paned glass windows with Low E gas which prevents heat from escaping in winter and keeps heat out during summer. A few brands to consider when looking for energy-efficient windows are as follows:
When you are getting new energy-efficient windows, keep in mind that not only will they control heat transfer but they will also minimize UV ray damage that can discolor your floors and furniture. Another thing to keep in mind is that styles of windows can also help improve energy efficiency. For instance, picture windows, double-hung windows, and casement windows are window types that provide maximum efficiency because of how they are built. Whether it is very cold or too hot in your home, consider getting energy-efficient windows in your Atlanta home so that you can start saving.
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Mel Childs is the author of this article and the owner of Move Me To Atlanta. She also owns her own writing company in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, she has written freelance for various publications, including Bob Vila, This Old House, Lawnstarter, WikiLawn, Homelight, Fixr, LeadsForward, Upscale Magazine, Black EOE Journal, Ancient Origins, and many more.