Using Window Treatments To Conserve Energy
Up to 50% of your home’s heating can be lost through your windows. Whether you are allowing the heat to flow out or more than likely you feel the cold air coming in, windows create the potential for higher heating costs and less comfort for you. Here are a few things to consider:
- Purchase new window treatments that will add insulation at your windows. Today there are plenty of window treatments designed to help with energy efficiency. We carry quite a few different styles of Honeycomb shades by Hunter Douglas. You can choose up to 6 cell layers to achieve the right amount of insulation. The cells trap air inside. We also have an abundance of products and materials that can add depth and insulation. It’s no lie; our custom window treatments look fantastic. What you may not realize is that they can really save you money on your utilities and keep you warmer this winter.
- Keep your window treatments closed during the night. Also if your windows face the north, keep them closed during the day if possible. Southern exposed windows should be left open to allow the sun to penetrate the house and provide some heat. Basically if you can enjoy the natural sunlight it will keep you more comfortable and allow you to enjoy natural lighting. If you can’t see sun, and you don’t mind the window treatments closed, then you are better off on cold winter days, closing your blinds, shades or shutters.
- Consider motorized shades. Just like a programmable thermostat can save you money, having your motorized shades operate on their own can too. You may need to close your shades throughout the day and forget. With motorized shades and our PowerView Motorization you can preprogram your shades to open and close all day long. This allows you to set it and forget it. Knowing that your optimizing the energy efficiency of your shades.
Choosing The Right Window Treatment For Energy Efficiency
When it comes to using window treatments to conserve energy, you can ask your design consultant at Ambiance Window Coverings to help you create the perfect solution for your home. There are many energy efficient window treatments in Omaha that can help you stay comfortable all year long. When you choose a custom window treatment, you can design your window fashions to work the way you need them to. Call Ambiance Window Coverings for an in-home consultation and we will be happy to show you our window fashions and help you choose the right look for your décor.