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There are many meticulous details that go into replacing or installing windows and doors effectively. Whether your goals are improved leak prevention, energy efficiency, hurricane proofing, or modernization, Paul Ryan Windows and Doors is your trusted window and door contractor that offers top-rated replacement windows and doors installed by an experienced team at the best prices. We believe in transparent communication with our customers which means no hidden fees and a clear understanding of installation plans.

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WARM WEATHER TIPS

  • As much as possible, use your stove or microwave instead of the oven to avoid heating up the house.
  • Keep your air vents clean to maximize ventilation of your home.
  • Set your thermostat to 75-78°F while you’re home. Set it to 85°F when you leave for long periods. This will not only decrease your carbon footprint, but will also save you money on your energy bill.
  • Wait until the evenings to cook and run your washer, dryer, or dishwasher to minimize the heat in your home.
  • Keep cool air inside by minimizing the use of bathroom and kitchen vent fans.
  • Try old-fashioned air-drying outdoors instead of using the dryer for your clothes.
  • Use natural light whenever possible to reduce electrical light usage.
  • Keep the area outside of your air conditioner clear of debris.
  • Open your windows during cooler times of the day (morning and night) to ventilate your home.
  • Keep clean air filters on your air conditioners to allow proper air flow.
  • Ensure your windows are in good condition so that cool air doesn’t escape.
  • Check your garage to ensure the gap between the bottom of the door and the threshold isn’t allowing cool air to escape and letting warm air in.
  • Using awnings to block sunlight and shield your windows from the heat.

COLD WEATHER TIPS

  • Turn your heater down if you are using your fireplace.
  • Close your curtains and blinds to prevent warm air from leaking out of your windows.
  • Set your furnace at 68°F or lower.
  • Set your thermostat to 56°F when you leave your house.
  • Check your windows and exterior doors for drafts. If warm air is escaping, contact an expert window and doors contractor for consultation.
  • Have your central heating and cooling duct system tested for leaks regularly.
  • Check your garage to ensure the gap between the bottom of the door and the threshold isn’t allowing cool air to escape and letting warm air in.

EVERYDAY TIPS

  • Limit your shower time to 5-10 minutes to help reduce water heating costs.
  • Unplug appliances that you aren’t using.
  • Use cold water when running the washer to reduce water heating usage.
  • Clean the lint trap in your dryer before running a load.
  • Reduce water usage while brushing teeth, shaving, or doing dishes.
  • Self-clean your oven immediately after you use it.
  • Keep your oven closed while cooking so that you don’t lose heat during operation.
  • To save energy, only run your dishwasher when it is fully loaded to save energy. Try letting dishes air dry instead of using the dishwasher’s dry cycle.
  • Install energy-saving windows, doors, light bulbs, showerheads, faucets, and flow restrictors.

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