The Beauty of Energy Efficient Window Treatments
If you’ve ever felt that paying excessively high energy bills month after month is like throwing hard-earned money out the window, you may be right. With energy costs on the rise, there’s no better time to consider installing energy efficient window coverings that can cut those costs, and add an enviable decorative flair to the interior of your home.
The Best Treatment for your Orange County home!
The price associated with brand new energy efficient windows can have you sweating more than the heat coming through your existing windows. But never fear. Caulk or weather seal those leaky panes first, then check out the wide array of energy efficient window treatment options available in right here in Orange County. The expenditure for installation is far less, and can make every window in your home perform better, which means saving you money on heating and cooling costs throughout the year.
Money-saving reflective films can be a DIY project, easy enough to apply yourself over existing windows. They work by helping to block summer heat gain and reduce solar glare. But just a few things to keep in mind:
- The silver, mirror-like films usually block more effectively than the colored ones.
- The direction your window faces can make this option more, or less effective.
- Extra care when cleaning is imperative.
- Loss of interior light and outside visibility can occur.
Energy-efficient Blinds and Shutters
TIP: Duette® shades by Hunter Douglas are a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design that offers energy savings in both winter and summer.
Given the variety of colors and materials available, energy efficient window treatments in the form of shutters or blinds may be a sunnier interior design element than reflective films. You can adjust the slats to control light and ventilation. They can also be adjusted to block and reflect direct sunlight onto a light-colored ceiling.