Energy-Efficient Window Treatments

Summer season is finally here— and so is the heat! Many windows are not properly insulated causing an excessive consumption of costly energy to cool our homes in the warmer months. Rather than cranking up your air conditioning to avoid uncomfortable temperatures in your home and racking up costly energy bills, you can install energy-efficient window treatments from Budget Blinds. Adding the perfect window covering will not only save you hundreds of dollars but will also raise the level of comfort and style in your home.

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades have honeycomb shaped cells that trap air within their pockets, which in turn provides a layer of insulation. Cellular shades have the highest efficiency value, making them one of the best choices for window treatments in your home. Cellular shades are both sleek and chic, but the energy savings are what keeps people coming back for more. Choose from a variety of colors and patterns to fit your style this summer!

Shutters

Hardwood shutters’ insulating design make indoor spaces cooler in summer, keeping your room at an ideal temperature. Aside from adding charm to your home, shutters save a fortune on energy costs. The custom fitted panels for each window are installed tightly preventing the transfer of warm air outside coming indoors. Shutters are always a great window treatment option because they allow you to control the outside light, increase your property value and are fabulous insulators. Did we mention they are also charming? Just making sure.

Draperies

Draperies create beautiful everyday environments and allow you to color your world in a very personal way! More importantly, they add an extra layer of insulation on top of your window treatments. Window drapes are available in a variety of bold prints and patterns that bring an exciting and lively look to a drab room, offering superior light and privacy control without feeling heavy or dark. Offering the utmost in security and privacy, draw them closed to block out views from outside while protecting your room from uncomfortable sun glare or harmful UV rays. Drapery is not only elegant, adding a design bonus, but also helps to moderate home temperatures. No matter what you choose as the first layer of insulation, you should always consider including drapery for maximum efficiency.

Roman Shades

Roman shades not only add style and depth to your room, but they also save on energy costs with insulating features. These window shades come in many fold options including balloon, cascading, teardrop and relaxed styles. Roman shades are made of thick insulating material that is versatile and functional. Light-filtering or room-darkening fabric shades are available to help control light and privacy in every room. For a covering that keeps temperatures at the desired level and creates a classic, stylish look, go for Roman shades.

This summer choose window treatments that are not only stylish but energy-efficient. You will be helping the environment and your wallet! Let your Budget Blinds style consultant show you how you can make an impact on your interior design with custom energy-efficient window treatments. Contact us today!