If you’re buying a new home in
South Burlington, you have the opportunity to affect the amount of energy your home uses by
using a good design. Likewise, if you’re looking
you have the chance to greatly upgrade
the look of your home while taking advantage of a good
design that encourages the opportunity for a smaller
carbon footprint. Let’s look at some pointers
for the South Burlington area.
Direction Your Windows Face
You ought to consider the direction your windows face and the climate you live in.
For instance, if it’s toasty in
South Burlington, 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 come inside your
home. For windows that will still get bright
sun, consider a design with overhangs and getting
windows with Low-E glass, which can help reduce the amount
of UV rays going in your home.
On the contrary, if the climate in
South Burlington is a bit more chilly a lot of the year, you might think about 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 places,
Low-E windows help insulate and keep heat in your home.
Bumping Up Efficiency
with Replacement Windows
Maybe you’re not building a home in South Burlington or
doing a massive remodel that might include altering
window locations. If you’re just in the market for
replacement windows, you still have many choices
that might help you reduce the carbon
footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a great option.
You can find an option suited for pretty
much every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is integral to the performance of your windows—good
companies for professional installation exist in
need to be installed according to the manufacturer’s
recommendations and be properly sealed during installation to perform
correctly. That’s a big reason that professional installation is a preferred
option for many customers.
more ideas, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The
pros at our South Burlington showroom are always
ready to help you find individualized solutions. Stop
in today or call us at (802) 557-0429.