How to Keep Your Home Bright and Cool with Energy Efficient Sunrooms and Windows
Even in summer, your home can stay cool and comfortable while you maximize the beauty of available light! Your sunroom or conservatory can be a comfortable, bright and functional living space for you and your family year round. Looking to go beyond Energy Star Qualified, insulated glass for your sunroom and replacement windows to further reduce energy costs? Here are easy ways to do just that!
Reduce Energy Usage
Throughout Your Home
Make sure all appliances and electronics are unplugged when not in use! Studies suggest that roughly 50 devices and appliances in the everyday American home are always drawing power-- even when we think they’re turned off! Common kitchen appliances such as blenders, toasters, and coffee makers can suck up unwanted energy when left plugged in even when not in use—often called phantom energy or “vampire power.” Don’t forget about those pesky phone and personal computer chargers! Take a quick trip around your house and unplug anything that is not essential to create further savings in your home and on your electricity bill.
Maximize Natural Light
Instead of relying on lights throughout your home, let your sunroom and windows create an abundance of natural light. This method of passive lighting can dramatically decrease your need for interior lighting which can contribute to long-term savings! Strategically-placed skylights and energy efficient replacement windows can eliminate the need for artificial light, reduce solar heat gain and add value and beauty to your home.
Old windows are the easiest access point for the cold and heat to enter (or leave) your home. For a quick-fix, keep your blinds and windows closed during the day. Replacing those older windows, however, will offer long-term savings on your energy bill!
Sunrooms are fast becoming one of the most sought after home improvement options for families that need more living space. Sunrooms that use insulted glass, such as CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™ with Stay-Clean Technology, offer great comfort and huge long-term energy savings. Specifically designed for the extreme demands of a room built entirely of glass, CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™ uses advanced glazing technology to help keep your home addition cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter! Click here to read more about how Energy Star-qualified CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™ can help you get the most out of your new living space!
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