Keep The Heat In: Seal and Insulate Your Windows

Reno heating systems can use quite a bit of energy. This is especially so if your home isn’t insulated correctly. The best and easiest way to cut this costs is by sealing and insulating your windows and doors.

The first thing you should do is walk around your house and find which windows need to be sealed You can check this in a few ways. If it’s a rainy day, check for signs of moisture along the window frame. If it’s a windy day, moisten the tips of your fingers, run them along the window frame, and see if you can feel the air coming through. If you find any cracks, be sure to seal them up with weather stripping, caulking, or another sufficient sealant so that your heating system can effectively keep your home warm during the cold Reno winter months!

Once you’ve counted and measured the windows you plan to seal, the next step is to decide how you want to seal them. Window panels, sturdy aluminum frames that mount on the indoor side of existing windows, are an option.  If you’re looking for a longer-term temporary solution that can be easily installed and easily removed, you might want to consider rope caulk. High-performance sealants are also an option and are a more permanent and effective sealing solution for gaps and cracks around windows.

If you don’t see a drop in your bill, you may need a replacement furnace. Mt. Rose HVAC can help you with all your heating needs this winter. Get your free estimate or contact us today!