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3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills

August 18, 2015

In Kingsport, homeowners are always searching for ways to save actual bucks on their energy bills. Some realize that windows are the main 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 a headache to manage. Here are three ways energy efficient window treatments help you save actual bucks on your power bills.

Minimize Airflow

After the glass window, the material of an energy saving window treatment and its functionality determine how good it is at decreasing airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no defense against the effect of wind. Shutters on the other hand are made from wood and non-wood material that makes for the perfect second wall between you and the external climate. Take 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 Kingsport, if not the US. And with airflow minimized, your heating and cooling system works less to counter the influence of Tennessee’s weather.

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Resist Moisture, Humidity, & Heat Absorption

In a double-pane window, Polywood shutters have an R-Value of over 6. Stacked up against other shutters on the market, that’s the best thermal resistance rating of insulation material.

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

Reduce Heat Transfer

Window treatments are a great way to minimize heat transfer. And what the window treatment is composed of greatly affects its ability to stop heat and cold from fluctuating 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 climate outside. Reducing heat transfer means less power is needed to regulate 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 bucks saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to take full advantage of your energy savings, pair Polywood shutters with Solar Gard window film. The window film adds an extra layer of protection, rejecting up to 87% of solar heat and blocking 99% of harmful UV rays.

Ready to get your energy savings? During the in-home consultation, we’ll bring our window treatment samples and show you just how energy efficient Polywood shutters can be. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 276-685-5343 or submitting the form below.