An Energy Saving DYI Weekend
New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia
The Month of March in 2012 was the hottest Month in the United States in years. It was not just a little warmer, but over 8 degrees above the 20th century average for March. According to the Bostonglobe.com, this Summer-like weather sent the East Coast residents running to the beach.
The debate of whether Green House Gases, regular weather cycles, or randomness was the reason for this unusual occurrence continues on. The Earth System Research Library of the NOAA provides observations that could help shed light on the subject in their paper Meteorological March Madness 2012.
Looking at 1910, the year that had last hottest March, there may be a chance that we may be “Gifted thereby to a wonderful late winter of unprecedented balmy weather”, according to the Earth System Research Library of NOAA.
To prepare for a long Summer, coupled with high energy costs, a DIY project may be the perfect solution. For the Do-It-Yourself’ers, nothing is better than doing a gratifying weekend project. And no project is more gratifying than a project that will save money.
Air conditioning costs have a significant impact on our household budget every month. In our previous Post on Tip for a DIY Project that Saves on Your Heating Costs, we discuss how the Department of Energy recommends a Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit.
So, where does our money seem to disappear to, month after month? We could say it literally flies out the window. Your windows are a good place to start looking for lowering your air conditioning costs. The Glass Block window is an excellent consideration because of its energy efficiency, its ability to provide an aesthetically pleasing space, and the added security it provides.
The LightWise Glass Block window from Eastern Glass Block is a good example of an energy efficient window. The window is attractive and easy to install. The LightWise® Low E Energy Efficient Vinyl Window meets ENERGY STAR requirements across the United States. The patented design uses SOLARBAN® 70 to reduce the flow of radiant energy through the block. And since it meets ENERGY STAR requirements, you can be assured that your interior will be more comfortable and will require less energy to heat and cool your home, which is good for the environment as well as your wallet.
Call us at Eastern Glass Block to discuss your project. We have over 20 years of experience and love to share our knowledge. Having us do the installation of your glass block offers you the ability to be in total control of the design of your project without having to worry about the time and tools necessary to complete your glass block project. You save time while having the pride of designing and managing the project that results in a solution that fits your specific need.