According to Reader's Digest, "For every degree you set your thermostat back, you'll save 3% on heating costs." This is a huge percentage of our money for just one degree. We fluctuate by one or two degrees like it's nothing. We know that energy costs are going up and this can add up very quickly. Getting deeper and deeper into winter, every degree of temperature counts.
There are many ways to save energy when it comes to heating. This includes putting towels under drafty doors because according to the U.S. Department of Energy, "Decreasing drafts can reduce your energy use by 5 to 30 percent." Rearrange your furniture to make sure heating vents aren't blocked. I can smell the extra money already and there is one more big secret: Impact glass.
Many of us don't know about the benefits of impact glass outside of their resistance to wind and debris. In truth, impact glass and doors have many other benefits. According to Energy.gov, windows can "Account for 10% to 25% of your heating bill by letting heat out." That is a huge factor! With impact doors and windows in your home, this factor will be reduced to less than 5%. Like most things that are energy efficient, your impact glass will pay for itself over time, especially in very sunny areas like South Florida where you will save much more on your energy bills. Hurricane and storm windows aren't just for hurricanes and storms anymore. Not only will they insulate your home, they will keep the harmful UV rays from damaging your furniture.
Make your windows work for you. Impact glass stops hurricane damage during hurricane season and insulates your home for every other time of year. You can't go wrong here folks. Contact All Weather Protective today for estimates on making your home more economical.