5 Ways To Save Energy With Window Treatments

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energy efficient window treatmentsNorthern Indiana experiences extremes in temperature for several months every winter and summer making energy efficient window treatments a priority. Did you know that you can lose up to 50% of your home’s cooling and heating energy through your windows? You can be proactive in reducing your heating and cooling costs. Make sure all of your doors and windows have properly installed weather stripping and apply caulk where appropriate. You can check this for yourself by feeling for cold drafts or warm currents around windows and doors. Don’t forget to lock your windows for an extra tight seal. Window coverings act as an internal layer of insulation. Let Northern Indiana’s full service window treatment company, Quality Window Treatments, show you how to reduce your energy costs.
Quality Window Treatments of Northern Indiana has been serving South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Goshen and Granger Indiana since 1990. We understand your need for energy savings and would love to help you conserve your hard earned funds with the use of properly selected and installed Window Treatments.

Insulating and Solar Heat Control

Your window coverings are an excellent way to insulate from winter cold and summer heat. They also can work to your benefit by allowing winter sun into your home as a source of solar heat. What could be better, best of both worlds. Add an extra touch by automating your windows with motorized options for even greater efficiency and money savings long term through reduction in energy costs.

Daylighting

Use your window coverings to their best advantage and save money at the same time. Daylighting is the practice of using natural light to illuminate your rooms rather than artificial light that costs you in energy bills.

Energy Efficient Window Treatments

Honeycomb shades

Honeycomb shades are made with a layered design that traps air within the shade creating a barrier between the room and the window. Proper installation close to the window with the sides of the shade close to the wall will increase your energy savings.

Shutters

Plantation shutters are also a good choice if energy savings is your goal. Available in both wood and vinyl, shutters are effective insulators and create an efficient barrier between your home and Northern Indiana’s heat and cold.

Blinds

Blinds are also a great source of energy savings and give the added benefit of regulating light through adjustment of the blind slats. According to the Department of Energy, blinds are more effective at blocking sunlight and reducing summer heat gain than they are at reducing winter heat loss.

Automation and Motorized Shades

The ultimate in energy efficient window treatments can be found with motorized shades programmed to open and close when you need them to block sun or let it in. Motorized shades can be activated with the touch of a button or fully programmed to your needs. They can even be set to open and close by accessing the standard sunrise and sunset times for your area.
Quality Window Treatments should be your source for saving energy with energy efficient window treatments in Northern Indiana. We carry products from Hunter Douglas, Draper, Horizons, Graber and Norman Shutters. Call today for a free consultation and let your energy savings begin.

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