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Five Simple Ways to Conquer the Cold and Create a Comfortable Home

By Staff Editor
Nov 14, 2014 - 8:01:18 AM



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Award-winning Portland cleantech start-up creates instant energy efficiency and comfort

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Portland, OR) - As winter weather blows across the United States and temperatures plunge, people can fight high energy bills and create comfortable, warm rooms by taking five easy steps.

  1. Block drafts with interior thermal window inserts.  Indow inserts simply press into existing window frames using a patented Compression Tube that leaves original windows intact and costs a fraction of window replacement. No need to attempt blow drying unwieldy plastic sheeting over drafty windows.

  1. Tackle the attic. Heat rises and will go right out the roof if the attic is poorly insulated. Be sure to air seal before insulating the attic, otherwise air holes can lead to moisture and mold in the insulation. Check out this great Energy Star guide for doing it yourself.

  1. Replace furnace filters every three months. Consider hiring a professional to tune up the furnace and HVAC system.

  1. Make sure heat vents aren't blocked by furniture, rugs, toys, pet beds or the like.

  1. Invite friends over for hot toddies since nothing creates a comfortable space like good companionship and a hot drink. Here's a particularly goodrecipe.

Indow is creating a more energy efficient built environment across the United States as homeowners and renters take action to stop drafts and lower their energy bills. That's good for people and good for the planet.

About Indow

Indow was founded in 2010 after CEO Sam Pardue found a better way to insulate the windows in his 1906 Portland Craftsman home. The result: Indow window inserts, custom-manufactured sheets of acrylic edged with the company's patented Compression Tube. The inserts are now sold throughout the United States and Canada. They are made in Portland with materials 100 percent made in the USA.

The company has received national accolades for its design.  It won the 2014 Top Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards as well as the 2013 BetterBricks Special Judges Award. Dwell Magazine named it one of the Top 10 products at Greenbuild 2012. It won the national Energy Efficiency Award at the CleanTech Open in 2011 and a Bronze Award in the Energy Efficiency category at the Edison Awards.

Learn more about Indow at www.indowwindows.com.

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