The windows in a home are often the number one culprit in losing heat in the winter and gaining heat in the summer, forcing your HVAC equipment to work harder than necessary. There are a few creative solutions that can help with this energy waste issue, including energy-efficient window treatments.
Several different window treatments can be used in various seasons to help eliminate energy waste. By taking a look at some of the most popular options, you may find a few that will work well for your home, providing both decorative appeal and functionality.
Years ago, it wasn’t uncommon to have heavy drapes covering all the windows in the house. This wasn’t just for decorative appeal. These heavy drapes prevent heat from leaking out through the drafty windows and cold drafts from blowing in. In the summer months, heavy drapes can block out scorching summer sunlight as well.
These were popular at a certain point and still exist on some homes. However, modern styles are created for a specific purpose, and that’s to block the summer sun from shining directly on the window. These energy-efficient window treatments are easy to install and effectively shade windows from the solar heat gain.
Shutters these days are often used mainly for curb appeal, but appropriate modern shutters for the exterior of the home can actually provide some of the greatest protection when it comes to heat loss and gain. They seal off the window from the outside and provide an effective barrier between the glass and outdoors.
With energy costs on the rise, you’ll want to look for every possible way to be more energy efficient. These energy-efficient window treatments can help you accomplish just that. For more information about energy efficiency, please contact us at Bodine-Scott Air Conditioning Co. serving Corpus Christi and the surrounding area.
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