Would you believe that roughly 30% of a home’s heating energy is lost through windows? Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t realize just how much money they could save on their heating and energy costs by making simple changes to their window treatments.
Types of Energy Efficient Window Coverings for Winter
Cellular Window Shades
Thanks to their unique shape, cellular shades have been known to reduce heat loss by as much as 25%. If you live in an especially cold climate, you can opt for double cell shades, which provide maximum insulation.
Especially when you choose heavier fabrics, roller shades are one of the most reliable insulating options. If you’re concerned about light control, you can even consider light-filtering or room darkening options.
Looking for both a beautiful finish and light management? Roman shades can be made of many different types of materials, including heavy cloth fabrics, wood, natural materials, and fiber products. Just like with roller shades, heavy fabrics are ideal for keeping heat in and cold air out.
If you leave for work early in the morning, you’re left with two options: leave your treatments open all day and into the night, or keep them closed all day and block out sunlight that could be heating your home.
But with motorized treatments, you can have the best of both worlds! Now, homeowners can program their treatments to open in the morning and close once the sun starts to set. This lets the house naturally warm up during the day and gives the appearance that someone is home come nightfall.
Look To Your Windows
If you have gaps in the window frame itself, even the most energy efficient treatments won’t be able to keep heat in and cold air out. After updating your window treatments, look for drafts in your windows and repair them with:
- Weather strips
At Bloomin' Blinds, our greatest priority is your comfort and satisfaction. That is why we offer a wide variety of motorized blinds, shutters, and shades to meet all your needs. Contact us today to find your nearest location!