Did you know that without energy-efficient window treatments, as much as 50% of your home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows? Energy-conscious homeowners want to minimize the costs of heating and cooling their homes, and selecting the right window treatment is a vital step in the process. By utilizing custom window treatments such as shutters, shades, and blinds you can reduce your heating and cooling loss by up to 25%! You can choose window treatments or coverings not only for decoration but also for saving energy. Gone are the days where homeowners were limited to either being stylish or being energy efficient, but boring. By carefully selecting window treatment combinations you can reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. You will be able to make your home more energy efficient without purchasing and installing new windows while at the same time adding style to your home. The great thing about blinds is that you can adjust the slats to control light and ventilation. For example, when completely closed and lowered on a sunny window, highly reflective blinds are able to reduce heat gain by around 45%. Another way to do this is by adjusting them to block and reflect direct sunlight onto a light-colored ceiling. This will diffuse the light without much heat or glare.
We are fortunate to live in a time where we can have both style and efficiency in the purchases of our home. Our energy efficient windows come in various styles that will fit the natural personality of your room. By choosing energy efficient windows, and pairing them with an energy efficient blind, you can be sure that you are doing the best to keep your home energy conscious. There’s nothing as satisfying as looking your room and knowing that your great style is also saving the world one little bit at a time. Here are the some ways our stylish blinds help you conserve energy:
Insulation through energy efficient window treatments
In the winter, your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows. The opposite happens in the summertime when the outside heat flows into your home through these same windows. By using treatments that provide insulation, you immediately benefit by reducing energy consumption, saving on heating and cooling costs, and ultimately create a continuously comfortable environment in your home.
Solar Heat Control
The warmth provided by the sun may be great during the winter to help heat your home, however in the summer, it can quickly make any room too hot and uncomfortable. This leads you to turn up the AC, and drives up your energy bill for the month. Many of our window treatments help control solar heat by allowing it into your home in the winter and diminishing the amount that comes in through the summer.
Lighting rooms with natural outside light instead of using artificial light is one of the best ways to conserve energy. By using blinds to draw natural light into a room you are lessening the need for other types of lighting, and ultimately reducing your energy use.