How Window Treatments Will Help you Save on Energy Bills this Winter Season
Everyone wants to save money and one expense which can make a big impact on your bank account is your energy bill. In addition to using weather seal tapes and window insulation film, exploring which window treatments are the best for keeping the cold out of (and the heat in) your home will lighten the load on your energy bills.
Not all window treatments are created equal as some insulate better than others. Here’s a list of the top 3 best performing window treatments for the winter season:
1. Cell Shades
In addition to letting some light into your home, cell shades such as honeycomb shades are a great addition to your home. They can stop up to 62% of heat that transfers through your window by trapping the heat in their honeycomb-shaped pockets! That’s a lot of energy savings.
2. Insulating Drapes
Further insulate your home by adding insulating drapes to shades or faux wood blinds. Think of drapes as a sweater and shades or blinds as the Under Armour. Drapes can also add a sense of grandeur to your home. We have a large selection of fabrics that are good insulators and our free in-home consultation can guide you to making the right choice for your home.
3. Roller Shades
Budget Blinds of Long Branch offers a large selection of fabrics and can help you choose the best one for heat insulation. Besides being practical, you can infuse your style into your home as well. For example, if you prefer an earthy look, then woven wood shades may be a great fit.
Automate your shades:
Nothing says “style” like motorized shades that don’t make a sound. Most shades and blinds can be automated with Lutron, which we proudly carry at Budget Blinds of Long Branch. This quiet automation system can be used inside your home as well as when you are traveling, from the convenience of a mobile app. Your lights can also be connected to the system, making your home a smart one.
Motorized shades aren’t just cool – they also provide energy savings. By programming your shades to come up during the day and down at night, you are letting the sun in when it is needed and the cold out at night!
If you’re interested in adding energy savings to your home this holiday season, call Jeff at Budget Blinds of Long Branch for your free in-home consultation at 732.515.5458.