Controlling the temperature throughout your home always comes with challenges, especially if you have a very open space. You need to use everything you can to control your temperature and save money doing it. After all, you could always crank your A/C or your heat, but that’s not cost effective. So what else can you do? Storm windows are an incredibly helpful option to both keep your home cool when you want, and to help warm it up when you want. So, in this blog, we’ll show you some of the benefits of storm windows.
How Storm Windows Work
First, let’s discuss how these windows work. Storm windows get installed on the outside of your primary home windows. But they do more than add an extra layer of insulation. Storm windows have a low-e coating that reflects heat back inside the house during the winter, and reflects it outside during the summer. This keeps the home more comfortable year round. Additionally, these windows help reduce the sound of window on the outside and can work with any window treatment you have.
Storm Windows vs. Single Pane
Second, these windows might work well, but how do they compare to single pane windows? Single pane windows exist simply to do what windows do. To seal your home, to make it look nicer, and to allow you to look outside when you want. Therefore, they do minimal work in controlling the temperature in your home. However, if you add storm windows, they supplement single pane windows well because their primary function is to help control temperature. And, as we’ve said, they not only help in one particular season, but in all seasons.
Third, consider some other benefits of having storm windows.
- Not expensive
- Reduces airflow for better insulation
- Allows you to keep the old aesthetic from your windows
- Easy to install
- Helps make the main window warmer
- Protects the primary window’s insulation
- Helps reduce noise
Kinkaid HVAC is Here for You
Finally, if you’d like to learn more ways you can save money on heating and air conditioning, then reach out to us at Kinkaid Heating and Air Conditioning! A member of our amiable and competent staff would love to help you.