With rising energy prices, heating bills tend to rise at the end of each month. It then becomes essential to limit any heat loss in order to optimize energy consumption. To achieve this, you must start by preventing the cold from entering through your windows. An expert from Calfeutrage Élite tells you how to proceed.
Have double glazing installed
Double glazing is considered to be one of the best ways to significantly reduce heat loss. Indeed, compared to single glazing, double glazing reduces heat losses by 40%. In addition, it prevents condensation that results from the contact of indoor humidity with hot air when the glass is cold.
In addition to reducing heat loss in your home, double glazing enhances window safety and improves sound insulation . It is very difficult for burglars to break the double glazing.
Of course, such efficiency is not without cost. To install double glazing, you must plan several tens of dollars and call on the professionals of Calfeutrage Élite. We are experts in window caulking.
Put windows in winter mode
Check if your windows give you the ability to adjust the seal of the joints. To make sure, inspect the edge of the opening field. You may see a screw under the latch. You can either tighten or loosen this screw.
To prevent cold from passing through the windows, tighten the screw. It will compress the seal to prevent cold air from passing through. Of course, in periods of high heat, loosen the screw to take advantage of the fresh outside air. This feature is only available on new, double-glazed windows.
Replace defective seals
In order for cold air not to circulate through the frames, you must have seals installed on your windows. And if those seals are defective, have them replaced. Being residential caulking operations, these two interventions must be entrusted to professionals such as Calfeutrage Élite. This ensures the efficiency of the installation.
There are several types of joints that will be laid. Around the opening, we will put a rubber or foam gasket. Between the wall and the frame we will lay a putty or acrylic joint. Each type of joint will be chosen taking into account the context.
Install insulating film on window panes
In order to improve the thermal insulation of your home and prevent the cold from entering your home, you can have an insulating film installed on the windows. This is a film that prevents heat from escaping through the glass for the outdoors.
You will see the effectiveness of the film if you have it placed on an old glazing which is obviously a simple glazing. This means that it is not really beneficial to install it on double glazing. If you are not a real handyman at heart, ask a professional window caulking to make you the installation of this film. It will consequently reduce the risk of condensation.
Make the choice of thermal curtains or roller shutters
Renovations are an opportunity to change many things, including shutters. If this is your case, prefer to install roller shutters. These are unlike the classic shutters, more hermetic. They create new spaces in front of the windows to optimize thermal and sound insulation .
Roller shutters greatly prevent air from circulating. As a result, the heat losses of the dwelling are significantly reduced. Finally, roller shutters enhance the security of homes against burglary.
As for thermal curtains, they are cheaper and easy to apply solutions to reduce cold air circulation. Being made of thick fabric, the thermal curtain blocks cold air between it and the glass. You won’t feel the cold, but that doesn’t mean that cold doesn’t come through your windows. Thermal curtains are therefore temporary solutions.
In short, contact Calfeutrage Élite to benefit from our expertise.