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How Blinds and Shutters Can Help Reduce your Energy Bill

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By Edited Jun 15, 2016 0 0

Every homeowner is interested in saving money. So what would a homeowner think if they found out about a way where their window treatments could save them money on their energy bill?

It is a fact that the choice of window treatment you make can radically affect your window’s capacity to conserve energy. If you do not already have energy saving window treatments, the next time you shop think of energy savings benefits besides the aesthetics.

Blinds and shutters can assist you in reducing your energy bill. By reducing your room’s heat flow you can decrease energy consumption and your energy bills as well. Energy bills can be reduced in several ways by increasing window insulation, supplying solar heat control, and day-lighting.

Up to 50 percent of a home’s energy can be wasted through windows without the proper insulation. Usually, in winter months heat diverts through windows while in the summer months it comes through the same window and heats the room. The proper insulation will keep the heat in during the winter and out during the summer.

-Solar Heat Control
During the winter, you want to allow as much sun warmth as possible to lower your heating bill and in the summer the identical sunlight can make a house unusually warm and increase energy costs. Solar heat controlled products are produced to reflect incoming sunlight and divert it back out through the window.

Day-lighting means to utilize natural sunlight rather than electricity to light a room. With special window treatments, you can manage how much natural sunlight comes into your area.

-Shutters and energy saving cost

Shutters can provide excellent light control, privacy, and sun protection.  Shutters can be purchased in a number of styles that not only look appealing but are practical as well. Shutters can be purchased in poly-satin, premium hardwood, and engineered wood.

Shutter styles include:

Hardwood Shutters
Hybrid Shutters
Poly-satin Shutters
Natural materials such as bamboo, grasses, wood, and reeds
Manmade engineered wood
Custom shapes and designs including arches, cut-outs, bay windows, sliding glass doors and angles.

-Various blinds best for energy savings

Shade insulation is one of the best choices for energy conservation. Shades that are let down have an effect on the interior of the blinds and form a succession of empty cells in the shape of a honeycomb. These cells trap in the air, which acts as insulation for the area.

Since the air closest to the window cannot shift, the airflow around the window is considerably decreased. The air immediately in contact with the window is greatly influenced by the climate of the external air. Given that insulating blinds acts to isolate the air, it is powerless to affect the air in other parts of the room. This helps your energy bill by radically reducing the effect of external forces on your inside temperature.

By adding the right blinds, you can achieve the look and feel you crave when you enter a certain room. Not only do blinds insulate, they also include a certain amount of solitude for each room inside your home. You can find various blinds such as wooden blinds, Levolor wooden blinds, vertical blinds, Graber wooden blinds and much, much more.



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