Tips to Properly Clean your New Energy Star Windows

They say that your eyes are the windows to your soul.  Now, if you are someone who wears glasses and doesn’t clean them regularly (or doesn’t clean them properly) it makes it that much more difficult for you to see out and for others to see in (and that much harder to connect with a potential soul mate).  The same can be said for the windows of your home. If you’ve just installed new energy star windows by one of the great window companies in Ottawa, don’t you want to reap all of their benefits?  In order to do this you must keep them in tip top shape.  Keeping your windows free and clear of any harmful obstructions is just the first step.  The overall cleanliness of your energy star windows is vital.

When first deciding on a regimen to keep your new energy star windows clean, you have to decide whether you will purchase a ready-made cleaning product designed specifically for windows, or create one yourself from scratch.  If you decide to purchase a ready-made cleaning product, there are many available selections to choose from. Besides overall cleaning ability, frequency of cleaning required and if the product leaves streaks, will be aspects that you will have to take into consideration. Especially, if there are harmful chemicals in the product which could potentially harm your loved ones. If you decide to create your own cleaning solution you’ll reap in the cost-saving benefits (since you’ll be using items you probably already have on hand) and it will be more environmentally-friendly and safe to use in your home.

The next things to consider when preserving your energy star windows is how you will apply and remove the cleaner you’ve decided to use.  Many window companies in Ottawa have taken it upon themselves to offer customers better quality windows that last longer and are more efficient. f you are too abrasive when cleaning them you can still cause unwanted scratches and other damage.  Whether you choose a store bought cleaning product or a homemade one, what you use as the scrubber has a large impact on the overall cleanliness of your windows.  Microfiber cloths, squeegees and newspapers are known to be the best options for removing grime and dirt off your windows. Microfiber cloths are a great choice since they don’t leave behind any little fibers or residue (that a paper towel would).  Squeegees are probably the most popular and are very effective.  Professional window cleaners have been using them for years with great success, so they must be doing something right!  Surprisingly enough, newspapers are an increasingly popular choice. They may be something you may not have given more thought to, besides just for reading.  They are a great way to clean your windows and leave a streak free shine.

You’ve spent a lot of time and resources researching through different window companies in Ottawa to find the best one that can provide the top energy star windows that you need for your home.  The right window in the right location helps provide the best light distribution and can actually help keep your home properly heated or cooled, which can result in cost savings on your energy bill.  In order for your energy star windows to be extremely effective, you need to maintain them with the outlined cleaning tips, mentioned above, on a regular basis.  Remember, a clean window is a happy window (and it’s good for the soul.)

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