As environmentally conscious individuals we are often concerned about how our habits and lifestyle affect the world. We track our carbon footprint the way weight-conscious individuals track their carb and fat intake. It is important to remember that a good deal of our carbon footprint can be directly attributed to our Quonset home energy consumption habits. You can decrease your home’s energy consumption by increasing the insulation in your home. This will lead to a smaller carbon footprint and energy bills.
Applying Low-energy Window Tint Will Increase the Insulation Of Your Windows
When applied to the interior of your window, window tint will regulate the amount of heat and light that will pass through your home’s windows. In summer it will decrease the amount of energy and heat allowed into your home by 75%. In winter the tint is designed to prevent the chill from entering and escaping the house through the window.
Hanging black-out curtains and blinds is another way to increase your home’s insulation. While curtains and blinds are less expensive than window tint, they will only insulate your home when the curtains are down. This means you will be unable to enjoy the view from your windows, an unfortunate turn of events if you are fortunate to live on a beach or lakefront property.
Weather Stripping Increases The Insulation Of Your Home
Utilizing weather stripping increases the insulation of your home by filling in the holes and cracks around your window. Windows without blinds or window tint already account for a huge portion of the heat loss and gain in your home without adding gaping holes in your home—even if they seem small. Weather stripping windows involves filling those gaps with caulk or another type of sealant. You should carefully choose the product that you use; many types of caulk are made with hazardous materials. You should check out low-VOC alternatives. If you have no experience with weather stripping and minimal experience with construction projects, you may want to hire a construction worker to weather strip your window.