As temperatures drop, cold air can quickly seep through windows into your home. PVC windows have become increasingly popular due to their ability to reduce energy consumption and ultimately lower heating costs. Let’s explore how you can effectively reduce your heating energy consumption during the colder months using your windows.
How to Reduce Overpriced Heating Costs with Your Windows
PVC windows offer an energy-saving function that many people might not be aware of. This feature allows for better insulation against outside temperatures. Here’s how you can utilize your PVC windows to lower your heating expenses.
Setting Your PVC Windows to Winter Mode
Switching PVC windows to winter mode is straightforward. It involves adjusting the sealing mechanism. Locate an adjustment roller or a metal pin on the frame of the movable part of the window, which becomes visible when opened. This pin helps to adjust the window’s tightness based on your needs.
To set the windows to winter mode, tighten the screw on the frame by about 90 degrees. This can usually be done with your fingers, pliers, or a special key, depending on the window model. When the weather gets warmer, simply loosen the screw to switch back.
Winter mode in windows means pressing the seal more firmly against the window frame, reducing the amount of fresh air entering your home or building. While this function has its advantages and disadvantages, one key benefit is the reduced risk of allergies due to better air circulation.
Seasonal Adjustments Are Essential
The adjustment of this accessory varies by type – it might require turning by hand, using pliers, or a screwdriver. Sometimes, you need to pull the mechanism before turning it.
The most crucial seasonal adjustment for window frames is switching them between ‘summer’ and ‘winter’ modes. In ‘winter’ mode, the rubber seal starts to deteriorate over time. PVC window owners often need to replace the rubber seal after a few years, especially if the window is not switched to a less intense clamp in ‘summer’ mode, as recommended by the manufacturer.
Implementing these tips is essential to reduce your heating costs in winter while maximizing efficiency.