How Cleaning Your Windows Can Enhance Your Energy Efficiency

Clean Windows for Increased Home Energy Efficiency

Having clean windows can make your home a more pleasant place to spend time. It can also improve the energy efficiency of your building and end up saving you a lot of money. In the winter, dirt on your windows can decrease the level of passive solar heating you can utilize. The dirt can also damage the coating on energy-efficient windows and make them less effective. Cleaning your windows has many benefits.

Protect Your Investment in Energy Efficiency

Since 25% to 30% of heat loss from a home is through the windows, it’s important to have energy-efficient ones installed. These windows have a special coating to stop them from transferring heat through the glass. When there’s a temperature difference between the two sides of a window, the energy flow needs to be blocked. Having dirt and grime on this coating can damage it and reduce its efficacy. Cleaning your windows regularly can protect your investment in energy-efficient windows and make them last longer. The coating will then continue to prevent heat loss through convection and conduction.

Let in More Winter Sunlight

In the winter, sun streaming through your windows can provide a large amount of energy through passive solar heating. If your windows are dirty, the sun can’t get in, and you’ll lose out on valuable energy. This will make your heater work harder than it needs to and drive up your energy bills. Dirt on your windows could also degrade the appearance of your home by reducing the lighting available within it.

Your Trustworthy Heating and Cooling Team

In College Station, Barker's Heating & Cooling is at your service for advice on energy efficiency as well as heating and cooling installation, repair and maintenance. We even do ductwork modifications. Our team of highly experienced technicians can help with assignments that are simple or complex. We’ve been serving this area for 44 years, and we make customer satisfaction our top priority. Our locally owned and operated company is accredited by the BBB. Find out more about our all our services by calling Barker's Heating & Cooling today.