A common misconception for those living in cooler climes is that replacement windows are only necessary because winters can be brutal.  And while it is true that several states suffer long, cold winters, it does not mean that the summer time uses little or no energy. In fact, cooling bills can be just as expensive or even more expensive than heating bills in the winter. Replacement windows are just as important during the hot summer months as they are during the winter.

While homes can be heated through many alternative sources such as fireplaces and solar energy, when the weather is hot, air conditioning and multiple fans are really the only options to keep things cool. Both of these things take a huge toll on your wallet when it comes to paying the utility bill. Homes across the country are using a lot of energy each summer in order to keep their home cool and if their windows are not providing relief from the sun’s beaming rays, it is possible that a lot of money is being wasted in energy bills.

The summer is a perfect time to have your old, drab windows replaced with energy efficient and cost saving windows. Today’s replacement window models prove to beat the heat through:

  • Silver oxide coatings for energy efficiency

  • Blocks out UV rays to prevent fading and heat transfer

  • Vinyl insulates 200 times better than steel and 1000 times better than aluminum

  • Gas inserted between glass panes to prevent heat transfer

And with many models to choose from, not only will your windows be energy efficient but you will be able to match your current style or create a whole new style to your home.

So instead of waiting for Jack Frost to come knocking, why not get relief from the summer heat. Your home can become a cool summer haven all while saving money on your cooling bills. Ready to get started? If you are living in the Carolinas, Northern Virginia, Maryland, or the DC metro area, then Window Nation is ready to offer cool relief. To learn more about our energy efficient replacement windows or to find out where we service, simply contact us today!

With a mild winter and an early start to spring, most of the country can expect a hot summer to follow. Although this is good news for those who frequent the beach or enjoy other summer activities, it can be bad news for your home’s energy bills. It is often thought that heating homes through the winter is most expensive however, when the summer proves to be hot, your AC bills can add up quickly. It can be quite surprising how much money is lost to drafty, old windows in the extreme heat or cold. In order to help homeowners save some money on their cooling bills this summer, Window Nation would like to offer a few energy saving tips:

  • Set your air conditioning as high as comfortably possible during the summer months

  • If you live in a place that cools off enough at night, consider shutting the AC off and opening the windows while you sleep

  • Invest in window blinds or shades that help to block the sunlight and the summer heat

  • Use a ceiling fan to create the wind chill effect and make a room feel cooler with less AC

  • Service your cooling system just as you would a furnace to make sure it is running most efficiently

  • Avoid use of the stove, oven, microwave or other heat producing electronics on hot summer days

  • Seal off cracks and holes around the exterior of your home to avoid losing cold air

  • Consider replacing windows in your home

Although a larger investment, by replacing your old, drafty windows with new, energy efficient windows, you will end up saving money in the long run. Replacement windows today are available with double pane glass, triple pane glass, and even a gas called Krypton, which really helps to keep the cool air in and the hot air out during the summer months. You will be able to use less AC and end up with a large energy savings no matter what time of the year.

If you live in Maryland, including Glen Burnie and Baltimore, Ohio, including Akron and Cleveland or throughout the DC metro, Northern Virginia or the Carolinas and you are looking to save on energy costs this summer, contact Window Nation today! Offering unique designs, colors, and materials you can not only have more energy efficient windows but ones that will fit your style.