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Published on October 22nd, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans


Energy Saving Window Choices

If your lovely home is filled with big windows, you may be undoing all the good that those energy-saving appliances do. Here are a few tips for greening your windows to save big on energy:

Windows are the most common place for homes to lose heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. Glass is an excellent conductor by which hot and cold air move quickly in and out of homes, meaning your heating and cooling units have to work much harder to keep you comfortable.

To help keep that air where you want it, consider using energy efficient blinds on your windows, and replace your windows with energy-efficient ones.

Also look for “Low-E” windows, which often have double panes with argon or krypton gas between the panes. This gas barrier helps reduce conductivity without affecting the view.

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