As summer begins to heat up, Western Rim Property Services Chairman and CEO Marcus Hiles offers four simple tricks that will enable apartment hunters and homebuyers to dramatically lower their energy bills. As a renowned real estate developer, Hiles follows his own advice. He employs each energy saving technique in every residence he builds. The first tip is to use windows with a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.22 to 0.24, like the Cascade Low E Argon Gas Win Pro Series. Because of heat transfer, old windows from the 1980s lose up to 100 times the energy of a fully insulated solid wall. “While older casements, transoms, and sliders are beautiful, having the newest windows and frames prevents air and energy leakage, cutting your heat loss by 75 percent,” Hiles declares.