Increase Energy Efficiency with the Right Window Treatments

Now that Daylight Saving Time (DST) is close at hand, it’s time to think about how the right window treatments can increase the energy efficiency of your home. More light means more activities after work, but longer days and warmer weather also mean more light and heat coming into your home, and more energy spent to keep your home cool.

Air conditioning is blissful during the summer, but can also give you sticker shock when you see your bill. Fortunately, clever use of blinds, curtains, and other window treatments can help keep your house cool and your bills in check. If your window treatments aren’t energy efficient, you could lose as much as 50% of your home’s cooling energy through the windows.

Energy Efficient Window Treatments Let in Plenty of Light

Curtains and Drapes

Shades

Blinds

Tips for Saving Energy at the Window

2. Keep windows locked when running the air conditioner to ensure that they are closed tightly.

3. Keep your window coverings closed during summer days to keep the heat out.

In addition, properly maintaining your air conditioner will help it run more efficiently.

You Can Control Solar Heat with Window Treatments

However, it also means more energy (and cost) spent keeping your house cool. With window treatments designed to reduce the amount of solar heat that comes through your windows, you can protect your home from the sun’s heat.

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