If you’re building a new home in
Syracuse, you have the ability to impact the amount of energy your home utilizes by
using a good design. Likewise, if you’re in the market
you have the chance to greatly upgrade
the look of your home while using a good
design that supports the opportunity for a smaller
carbon footprint. Let’s read over a few some ideas
for the Syracuse area.
Direction Your Windows Face
You should think
through the direction your windows face and the climate you live in.
For instance, if it’s warm in
Syracuse, you might want to think
about placing more windows on the north side of your home to limit
the amount of direct sunlight that will enter your
home. For windows that will still receive bright
sun, consider a design with overhangs and buying
windows with Low-E glass, which can help limit the amount
of UV rays going in your home.
On the flipside, if the climate in
Syracuse is colder a lot 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 Syracuse or
doing a huge remodel that may include shifting
window locations. If you’re just in the market for
replacement windows, you still have a number of choices
that might help you lower the carbon
footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a good option.
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—great
choices for professional installation exist in
should be installed according to the manufacturer’s
recommendations and be appropriately sealed during installation to perform
correctly. That’s a big reason that professional installation is a great
option for many homeowners.
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