Sash windows have been in use for several years. Some may even be in your home and you might not have even known it. They are the windows that are made up of two parts. One moves up and the other moves down.
You may want to consider getting these windows installed in your home if you don’t have them already. The window is superior in controlling the direction of breeze from outside of the home. This can translate to considerable savings when it comes to cooling your home.
In conjunction with the use of ceiling fans, these windows can act as a cooling system for the entire home. This will alleviate the constant need for air conditioning during the summer months. The placement in the sections of the windows and the fan settings can keep the house very cool.
The air is pulled inside the home and then circulated by the fans in each room. The constant flow of fresh air is cooled by the fans. Is is then moved from room to room and continually circulated. This will give a constant source of fresh cool air all summer long.
This is a method that is much friendlier to the environment than the standard air conditioner. By reducing the use of air conditioning you are reducing the amount of electricity that is being consumed. That means that energy is not having to be expended as much.
The sashes are also very easy to clean and maintain. Instead of having to pressure wash the top windows of the house, you can simply open, tilt and clean. This is a great savings in time and effort. It also can be less dangerous than having to climb a ladder and cleaning the windows from the outside.
If you are one of the lucky or smart people that already have sash windows then pat yourself on the back. If you have some that are older, then consider having them upgraded. Having the windows installed should be painless. Locate a professional window installer and let them know what you are looking for. There are plenty to choose from. Some have single pane glass for cheaper costs and some have double pane.