Keep furniture like beds or dressers away from windows. Furniture placed directly under a window can create an enticement for a child to climb and the potential to fall.
Keep children’s play safely away from windows, doors and balconies to help prevent an accidental fall or injury.
Remember, insect screens are designed to provide ventilationand to keep insects out, NOT to prevent falls. For added safety in children’s bedrooms, consider installing window guards or window fall prevention devices that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.
Window treatments with traditional cords can contribute to childhood injuries. For added protection, choose blinds and shades with no room-side cords like Pella Designer Series® windows and patio doors, which feature between-the-glass blinds, shades and decorative panels. Pella® 350 Series patio doors also offer between-the-glass window fashions with no roomside cords.
Plant soft shrubs, like boxwood, or yews, under exterior windows that might be used as an emergency escape route to help soften a fall.
While spring cleaning, do a “clutter sweep” and remove tripping hazardsnear exit routes from windows, doors or balconies.
Do not allow children to jump on beds or other furniture, especially near windows.
Talk to older children about the dangers of playing near windows.
How We Use Energy in Our Homes Heating accounts for the biggest portion of your utility bills. Source: 2010 Buildings Energy Data Book, Table 2.1.1 Residential Primary Energy Consumption, by Year and Fuel Type.
Heating accounts for the biggest portion of your utility bills.
A home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) will show what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways to cut energy costs. You can conduct a simple home energy assessment by doing it yourself (DIY) or, for a more detailed assessment, contact your local utility or an energy auditor. Also, you can learn more about home energy audits and find free tools and calculators on energysavers.gov, the Residential Services Network or the Building Performance Institute.
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Enjoy an expansive view of the outdoors with a Slider Window from Thermal Industries. Mounted on brass wheels, each panel glides easily along its track, enabling you to effortlessly open your window and enjoy fresh air. Stop in Rusco Windows and Doors located in Westmont Illinois. Rusco has all the Thermal Industries vinyl windows in their showroom allowing you to view in person the high quality Thermal Industries products offers homeowners.
Thermal Industries PVC (vinyl) frame materials can be considered ‘green’ because they are recyclable and have a sustainable lifespan, keeping them out of landfills. Today’s vinyl production is not petroleum-based. PVC production does not require burning or generate harmful gases. Once they are installed in your home, vinyl windows are environmentally friendly due to their maintenance-free composition; they never require painting, sanding or refinishing.
Look for vinyl windows that are custom-made to fit the exact openings in your home, and ones that employ fusion-welded construction. Fusion welding prevents air leakage, water infiltration, and energy loss that are common with other frame materials on the market that are mechanically (screwed) or chemically (glued) fastened. Fusion welding also provides the best structural integrity.
Stop in Rusco Windows and Doors located in Westmont to vinyl the full line of vinyl windows by Thermal Industries. Or call for a free in home consultation. 630-969-6200