Energy-Efficient Window Treatments

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.

Honeycomb Shades in Bedroom

Besides, energy efficient window coverings not only help lower your energy bills but are also planet friendly as they can help you achieve a comfortable temperature with minimal use of power consuming cooling appliances. Are you excited to start lowering your energy consumption and costs? Let’s get started then!

Window Treatment Options That Help Save Energy 

In this article we’ve covered only a few energy-saving window treatment options but we have other energy efficient window coverings to choose from too. There are several factors to consider when you’re looking for energy saving window solutions. For instance, how well insulated are they? What other treatments can they be best paired with for added insulation? How can the style factor be enhanced while keeping energy costs low? Which window treatments provide insulation in both summer and winter? We answer these and other questions relevant to reducing energy consumption and costs with the right window covering.

Drapery in Bedroom

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades have innovative honeycomb shaped cells that trap air within their pockets, which in turn provides an outstanding layer of insulation. Cellular shades have the highest efficiency value, making them one of the best energy saving choices for window treatments in your home. In addition, these shades are built with extra soft fabric to keep the temperature in your home stable. Cellular shades are both sleek and chic, but the energy savings are what keeps people coming back for more. These energy efficient window shades come in three cell sizes and four light control levels – sheer, light filtering, room darkening, and blackout.

Besides, to assist you in creating the aesthetic effect of your choice, Budget blinds presents cellular shades in a wide range of trendy fabrics and colors. As you can see, you’ll be spoiled for choice not only in terms of color and fabrics but also the desired light control and cell sizes! In addition, to combine enhanced style and practicality, consider pairing the shades with pleated fabric on top for an enhanced lighting effect and cellular fabric on the lower side for both insulation and privacy. Choose from a variety of colors and patterns to fit your style this summer!

Shutters

Hardwood shutters’ insulating design makes indoor spaces cooler in summer, keeping your room at an ideal temperature. Aside from adding charm to your home, these energy efficient window coverings 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.

Composite shutters are another excellent energy efficient window treatment option. They are designed to provide excellent insulation, helping you keep your energy bills low. What’s more they even protect your furnishings from the sun’s harmful UV rays by blocking them, making them a perfect choice for rooms that get a lot of sun exposure.  Practicality and style go together with composite shutters. Choose from three popular colors to create a contemporary effect and three louver sizes (2 ½”, 3 ½” and 4 ½”) for the privacy and light control that you desire. 

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 like window blinds, shades or shutters, providing enhanced energy efficiency. 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. You can also opt for the desired level of light control by using light filtering and room darkening liners, ideal for the bedroom, nursery, or home theater room. 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 with the fused elegance of draperies and window shades, but they also help save on energy costs with insulating features. These timeless window shades come in many fold options including balloon, cascading, teardrop and relaxed styles. Roman shades are made of a 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. Most importantly, these energy efficient window shades keep warm air in during the winter months and cooler air in during the summer, providing enhanced energy efficiency.

As practical as they are stylish, these shades can offer an extremely inviting ambience with soft folds of designer fabrics cascading beautifully with the glow emanating from a diffused light. In addition, these are offered in a beautiful array of fabrics, ranging from chic sheer to opaque and in a wide variety of eye-catching stripes, silks, patterns, and jacquards. Besides, these come in enhanced light filtering and room darkening options.

The options are endless when it comes to Roman shades. For convenience and versatility say in the home theater room and safety in the kids’ room, consider installing cordless or motorized Roman window shades. For a covering that keeps temperatures at the desired level and creates a classic, stylish look, go for Roman shades.

Solar Shades

A discussion of energy efficient window coverings is incomplete without the mention of solar shades. These are one of the most energy efficient window shades that provide an effective shield from the sun and keep your room much cooler during the hot summer months, helping you save considerably on your energy bills. The best part is that they reduce glare and protect you from the harmful UV rays without compelling you to compromise on the view. For added insulation and energy efficiency in both winter and summer months, consider pairing solar shades with drapes.

Budget Blinds presents Solar shades in a range of styles and clarity levels so you can pick one that perfectly matches your requirements. For enhancing the style quotient of your home space, choose from a stunning array of designer fabrics and colors. A touch of customization can also be achieved by pairing these energy efficient window treatments with stunning wood cornices and valances.

This summer choose window treatments that are not only stylish but also 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!

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