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Top 5 Quick Tips for Saving Energy at the Window

Keep your Utah home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer Ensure your windows and doors are properly weather-stripped. Caulk around basement and storm windows. When heating or cooling, keep windows locked. Open your window coverings during sunny  winter  days to catch free solar heat then close them at night to keep that heat in. Close your window coverings during  summer  days to keep the heat out. Without energy-efficient window treatments, as much as 50% of a home's heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. In winter months, your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows while in the summertime, the outside heat flows into your home through these same windows. With  window treatments that provide insulation , you can reduce energy consumption, save on heating and cooling costs, and create a more comfortable atmosphere The warmth provided by the sun, its solar energy, may be desirable during the win