money out the window

Heat Loss Through Windows. Once Again

With the white stuff just around the corner. (I know it’s coming, I can see it up on the hills), I am getting more calls than last month about insulated window coverings. Or, in layman’s terms, how to keep the cold out and the heat in. I’ve written about this before, but it bears repeating. Do you understand that 25% of your heating bill is going directly out your windows?  That’s a number produced by Hunter Douglas, and one which I’ve seen backed up by several studies from the U.S. Government among others. If you think your super-dooper new windows are protecting you against this loss, sorry, they aren’t. HOW MUCH?? Yes, 25% of your heating bill is wasted. This means that out of every $100.00 you spend on your heating bill, $25.00 is going directly out the window. It’s the same as if the window was open and you READ MORE