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Easy Updates for Your Windows

By Jan Soults Walker

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Windows play an important role in any room—allowing in light and views, but also¬†bringing style, security, and comfort. Here's how to give your windows a little lovin' and gain¬†fresh perspective.

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According to the EPA, drafty windows are a major source of wasted energy dollars as they allow warmed and cooled air to escape your home. To find out if your windows are costly culprits, says the EPA, light an incense stick on a windy day and hold it next to the interior side of a window. If the smoke streams horizontally from the stick, your window likely needs caulking and/or weather-stripping to seal it. You can button up the window even further by choosing window treatments designed to insulate, such as panels or Roman shades with thermal lining, or honeycomb cellular shades.
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by Jennifer Jones

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