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3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills

August 18, 2015

In Houston, homeowners are always interested in ways to save money on their energy bills. Some realize that windows are the biggest source of heat waste. But only a few recognize that window treatments can make the difference between a house that’s easily cooled and heated and one that is an ordeal to manage. Here are three ways energy efficient window treatments help you save real dollars on your power bills.

Minimize Airflow

After the glass window, the material of an energy saving window treatment and its functionality signal how good it is at blocking airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no barricade to the effect of wind. Shutters on the other hand are made from wood and non-wood material that creates the perfect second wall between you and the external climate. Look at Polywood®, for example. Its advanced insulation system blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow from a window. That’s the most you’ll find anywhere in Houston, if not America. And with airflow minimized, your heating and cooling system has to work less to counter the impact of Texas’s temperatures.

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Resist Moisture, Humidity, & Heat Absorption

In a double-pane window, Polywood shutters have an R-Value of over 6. When you compare that to other shutters on the market, that’s the most thermal resistance rating of insulation material.

On top of that, Polywood is moisture-proof, resisting humidity and moisture that can affect room temperature. This means less energy is wasted on resisting the effects of heat and humidity.

Reduce Heat Transfer

Window treatments are a great way to reduce heat transfer. And what the window treatment is composed of greatly influences its ability to stop heat and cold from changing the temperature in the room. Your window is best covered with a shutter such as Polywood. With a 45.96% reduction in heat transfer, Polywood shutters make certain that the climate in the room is pleasant and unadulterated by the temperature outside. Reducing heat transfer means less power is needed to maintain the temperature of the room.

Get Your Energy Savings

Polywood shutters are up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more than aluminum blinds. This means actual dollars saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to make the most of your energy savings, couple Polywood shutters with Solar Gard window film. The window film is an added layer of protection, rejecting up to 87% of solar heat and blocking 99% of harmful UV rays.

Ready to get your energy savings? During your in-home consultation, we’ll bring our window treatment samples and show you first-hand how energy efficient Polywood shutters can be. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 713-853-9629 or submitting the form below.

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