Air conditioning is fantastic on a hot day, but the cost of cooling can add up. Filling an inflatable pool with ice in the backyard isn’t the only way to beat the heat. Windows can play a significant role in the temperature of your home.

Invest in New Windows

Running the AC on high with older or ill-functioning windows in the house can be costly. With all the air that is escaping, your bill is bound to be higher than it needs to be. Replacing those windows with new, energy-efficient models is an excellent way to improve your home’s insulation, keeping cool air in and warm air out.

Consider Low-E Glass

Got a big south-facing window that is generating heat in the home? By choosing a Low-E glass coating that blocks UV rays, you won’t need to run the AC as high to compensate. Comfort engineer your entire home for maximum comfort and energy savings.

Be Energy Smart

If you have a big family, it can be tricky to make sure the windows and doors are closed when they ought to be, but do your best. If you run the AC, make sure all windows and doors are firmly shut. Then, once it cools down in the evening, don’t forget to turn off the AC when you start opening screen windows and patio doors to let a comfortable breeze in. Follow these tips and you can minimize your cooling bill while cranking up the comfort.

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