Summertime is for beaches, barbecues, and parks. There’s nothing quite like basking in the sunshine and enjoying the warmer weather before the colder temperature eventually returns. But as the mercury levels rise, it’s also vital for us to have a cool home to recuperate in after enjoying a long day outside in the bright sunshine.
At Casa Bella Windows and Doors in Toronto — and even in the Greater Toronto Area, we’re known as a premier window company because of our expertise. With over sixty years of experience, we know that your windows can play a critical role in maintaining your home’s climate.
During the summer, many homeowners want to know how to manage their windows to stay cool and keep their energy bills down. Here are some tips and tricks that may help:
#1 Invest in Energy Efficient Windows
You might be wondering: what is an energy-efficient window, and how can it benefit my family? Well, an energy-efficient window is designed with modern technology to stop heated or cooled air from leaving your home. The added insulation and the low-emissivity glass keep your home cooler in the summer. Let’s have a quick look at some advantages of an energy efficient window replacement for your home:
At Casa Bella Windows & Doors, all of our windows are energy-efficient efficient thanks to our talented research and development team. However, our Casement Windows offer the ultimate combination of energy efficiency, ease of operation, and convenience. We’re proud to be an active ENERGY STAR Canada Participant, and Health Smart certified. This means that our products that are exceptionally energy-efficient and safe for homeowners.
Wherever you buy your energy-efficient windows, please ensure that your replacements are professionally installed, weather-stripped and sealed with caulking, or your investment won’t be worthwhile.
#2 Treat Drafty Windows
Look for drafts along the sides of your windows. Drafty windows can allow cold air to escape and make your HVAC work harder in the hotter weather. Likewise, they’ll let cold air in, in the winter, raising your heating bill.
Our countless satisfied Toronto window replacement clients know that our team of installers is prepared, skilled, licensed and insured. Our staff also factory trained and will never forget to insulate your windows properly.
#3 Give Your Windows Shade
You can keep your windows cooler in multiple ways. For starters, you can use sun-blocking curtains to add insulation. These curtains have several layers of fabric and foam to protect your home from the heat.
It’s also a good idea to keep the blinds or curtains closed in front of windows exposed to direct sunlight. For a more aesthetically pleasing solution, you can use plants or shade trees to create shade outside your window if possible.
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4. Clear the Debris
Over time, debris and dirt can accumulate on your windowsill without your knowledge, hindering the windows and preventing them from closing tightly. Not only can cleaning the buildup with a brush make your windows a little more efficient, but it can also enhance the aesthetic value of your home.
Please look at our vinyl window replacements — if you’re looking for virtually maintenance-free windows. You don’t have to worry about peeling, cracking, chipping, or wood rot with these stylish items. In addition, they’re energy-efficient thanks to an insulating foam inside the chambers of the window frame and a low-emissivity insulating glass.
Remember, we serve customers across the GTA. Whether you need window replacement in Richmond Hill or any other part of Toronto, give Casa Bella Windows & Doors a call today.
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