Old wavy windows on our house
One way to increase the insulation on your home is to put in new windows. Our house was built in 1850, and never had been updated until we moved in. In fact, the windows are the old "wavy" kind. It is a lot of work, time and money. As money allows, we are putting in windows that are double glazed. Double glazed windows are windows that have two panes of glass and a space between the panes. The thickness between the panes is of a certain thickness to meet certain standards. The air between the two panes serves as insulation. A drying agent is applied to make sure that no moisture is inside the two panes of glass, as it must be airtight before being sealed.
Double glazed windows we put in
These double glazed windows made a big difference!
If you buy a good quality double glazed window for your home you can be sure that there won't be any moisture getting in between the two panes. I have had that happen in other houses I have lived in. You really want them to be airtight to insulate. Keeping the heat inside the house in the winter, and the heat outside your house during the summer is the job they do.
This is a sponsored post I was paid to write about windows using this process. Since I am replacing my windows with this very type of window, I felt it was a good time to point out the difference between the two. I did not understand it completely myself, until I did the online research. Now I highly recommend it!
Copyright © 2012 Kathleen G. Lupole
All Photographs Copyright © 2012 Kathleen G. Lupole