Without energy-efficient window treatments, as much as 18% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. Many window coverings we offer provide window insulation, offering your home increased protection against heat loss during the winter, as well as minimizing the sun’s heat or “solar heat” during the summer.
It’s a scientific fact that heat is attracted to cold. In winter months, indoor heating moves toward and escapes through windows to the outdoors, while in summertime, the outside heat flows into your home through these same windows. Many window window treatments help insulate homes; helping reduce energy consumption, save on heating and cooling costs, and create a more comfortable environment.
Solar Heat Control
The warmth provided by the sun, its solar energy, may be desirable during the winter to help heat your home, but in the summer, it can make a room overly hot and uncomfortable—driving up air conditioning costs. Many window coverings help control solar heat by allowing it into your home in the winter and minimizing the amount that comes in during the summer.
Daylighting is the practice of lighting rooms with natural light rather than artificial light. By drawing natural light into a room many of our window treatments reduce the need for other types of lighting, thereby reducing your energy use.
You can save money on your energy bills with automated blinds programmed to open or close at set times. This is also a security benefit when you’re away from your home, the window coverings opening and closing or tilting will make your home seem occupied. Comfort and safety are benefits as well. Watching TV or viewing a computer without a glare on the screen can be achieved without having to get up to operate the window coverings. No cords dangling anywhere provide a safe environment for kids and pets.