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Topic - Arif Durrani
If wintry drafts have you sidling farther and farther away from your windows and glass doors, it may be time to consider switching your window treatments to improve energy efficiency.
Mr. Durrani said homeowners who are not able to replace their windows can improve energy efficiency by making sure to lock their windows, which makes a tighter seal to keep out drafts.
"If you can afford to replace your windows, this will do the most to improve your energy efficiency," said Arif Durrani, a window and door consultant with fred, the home repair division of Case Design/Remodeling in Bethesda. "You should look for the highest-performing window for your budget by comparing U-values. The second step is to make sure your windows are properly installed, which is half the battle right there."