If you’re building a new home in
Peoria, you have the chance to affect the amount of energy your home uses by
using a good design. Likewise, if you’re looking
you have the ability to greatly upgrade
the look of your home while using a good
design that supports the opportunity for a smaller
carbon footprint. Let’s take a glance at some tips
for the Peoria area.
Direction Your Windows Face
You need to think about the direction your windows face and the environment you live in.
For instance, if it’s warm in
Peoria, you might want to consider placing more windows on the north side of your home to limit
the amount of direct sunlight that will come inside your
home. For windows that will still get bright
sun, consider a design with overhangs and installing
windows with Low-E glass, which can help reduce the amount
of UV rays going in your home.
On the flipside, if the climate in
Peoria is colder most of the year, you might think through placing
more windows on the south side of your house to increase
your solar gain. Just like they can help keep the heat out in warmer area,
Low-E windows help insulate and hold heat in your home.
Bumping Up Efficiency
with Replacement Windows
Maybe you’re not building a home in Peoria or
doing a big remodel that may include altering
window locations. If you’re just in the market for
replacement windows, you still have a lot of options
that may help you lower the carbon
footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a good possibility.
You can find an option suited for nearly every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is critical to the performance of your windows—fantastic
companies for professional installation exist in
need to be installed according to the manufacturer’s
recommendations and be correctly sealed during installation to perform
correctly. That’s a big reason that professional installation is a good
option for many people.
more tricks, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The
professionals at our Peoria showroom are always
ready to help you find unique solutions. Stop
in today or call us at 309-306-3893.