Open up your drapes. Outside your window, snow blankets your front yard. The wind blows the leafless trees, shaking flakes off of their branches. Winter in Chicago creates many of these quietly beautiful scenes. As you stand observing, the hair on your forearms stands up. You cross your arms to stay warm. An icy chill, courtesy of our lake effect climate, has crept through your window.
Unless you perform some basic seasonal maintenance, your windows may allow cold air to creep in—especially if they have only one pane of glass. If you have windows that can’t adequately block out the cold winter air, not only will you feel uncomfortably chilly in your own home, but you’ll also unnecessarily waste money on a ballooned energy bill.
As local, reputable glaziers, we’ve provided three suggestions to help improve your windows’ insulation. Read on to discover tips for staying warm this winter.