It’s that time of year already; the time of year where the ice comes out to play and wants to decorate up your windows. Unfortunately, as pretty as that ice may look on Christmas cards it is not something that you really want to see on your home windows, especially on the inside.
Ice on your windows can damage the window further if it is already damaged, it can damage the window frame when the ice melts and it can even damage your walls.
Here are some easy ways to keep the ice off your windows, both inside and out.
Make Sure Your Sprinklers Are Off
The cold hit us kind of sudden this year, and many of us may not have had a chance to get our sprinklers blown out or had a chance to turn off the timer. If your sprinklers are still coming on, you need to get them shut off before they start creating ice on your windows and in your yard.
Insulate Your Attic
If ice is forming on the top of your windows or icicles are reaching your windows from your eaves, then you have an insulation issue. This type of ice is being created from the snow on your roof melting from the heat in your home being released through the roof. Increase the insulation in your attic to prevent the heat from escaping, and you will make this type of ice go away.
Keeping Ice off The Inside of Your Window
If you have ice on the inside of your window, then you need new windows. More than likely you have a single-paned window if this is happening; which means that not only do you have to deal with the ice you also have high electric bills. The high electric bills come from the single-paned windows doing very little to keep the warm air from your heater and the cool air from you air conditioner in your home. Without your windows creating a barrier to keep that air in, your heater or air conditioner has to run more often.
To fix the ice problem and save you money in the future, replace those single-paned windows with energy efficient ones.
For more information and our current window sale that could help make the switch less expensive, contact us today!